Practical information

Here you'll find all the practical information you need to prepare your visit to the fortress of Salses.

Une mère et son enfant avancent vers la forteresse de Salses

Opening hours

April 1 to September 30
10h - 18h30

October 1 to March 31
10am - 12:45pm and 2pm - 5:15pm

Please note:

Last ticket issued 45 minutes before monument closes.
Last guided tour departure: 1h15 before site closes.

Closed on January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11, December 25.


The ticket gives you access to the entire monument and to the guided tour.

Ticket office


For individuals


Individual ticket

8 €

Special rate (partnerships)

6,50 €
  • Cards : Pass Découvertes en pays catalan, CEZAM, VMF (Vieilles Maisons Françaises), Sortir avec les Kids, Amis du Louvre
  • SNCF intercités on presentation of ticket
  • TGV INOUI on presentation of card

Twin ticket

Musée et Oppidum d'Ensérune valid for 1 month11 €

Abbaye de Fontfroide valid 4 days

E-ticketing access temporarily unavailable

16 €
Mémorial de Rivesaltes valid 4 days10 €


  • Under 18s (excluding school and after-school groups)
  • 18-25 years (European Union nationals and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Disabled person and accompanying adult
  • Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old)
  • Valid Education Pass
  • The first Sunday of January, February, March and November, December.

    See details of free admission conditions below.


Visitors eligible for free admission

PDF (491.77 kB)



Group rate

6,50 €
  • From 20 paying adults
  • Any person coming with a tourism professional, with no minimum number of visitors.
Combined ticket for Fontfroide Abbey, valid for 4 days (group rate)15 €


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Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • Culture check
  • chèques-vacances (ANCV)
  • chèque Lire (only in stores)

Access and transport

Salses Fortress

BP 35
66600 Salses-le-Château


From Montpellier: A 9 towards Perpignan exit n° 40 Salses-le-Château

From Perpignan: N 9 towards Narbonne


By train: Salses-le-Château station (Narbonne-Perpignan line), 15 min walk

By bus: 135 (Perpignan-Salses line), 10 min walk

Services and visiting conditions

  • Free unguarded parking spaces all year round near the fortress and along the railroad line
  • Municipal parking lot open all year, with charge and supervision from mid-June to mid-September
  • For the disabled, parking spaces are available at the entrance to the monument.
  • Campervans are advised to park in the Arnaud de Villeneuve cellar parking lot.
  • Bike parking available
  • Bookshop
  • Drinks and sweets vending machine
  • Picnics are prohibited, but possible outside the monument.
  • Animals are prohibited, except assistance dogs.


Find out more about our services and facilities for disabled visitors.

Consult the dedicated page.

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In order to ensure the safety of visitors, the monument applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations

To be informed

Contact us