Above deep gorges, departing from the characterful village, visit the remains of a medieval fortress considered impregnable - short film, historical exhibition, loan of an illustrated "visiting book" - Hiker cyclo: reduction of the ticket entrance - closed in January, February and December (except for groups).

Overlooking the Termenet gorges and the picturesque village, the Château de Termes is known for the long siege of 1210, during the Albigensian Crusade. This capital of a seigneury won over by the Cathar heresy then offered fierce resistance for nearly 4 months to Simon de Montfort.
Termes was also one of the "5 sons of Carcassonne", these strategic fortresses protecting the kingdom of France, now the subject of a UNESCO application. Voluntarily destroyed in 1654, the castle regularly benefits from excavations and restoration works which make it an increasingly imposing site. Exhibition and short film at the reception in the village. 15 minutes of walking access with paper or digital media. Panorama on the gorges and Hautes-Corbières.
Closed in December, January and February (except for groups).

Additional Information :
In March and November open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Ranking & labels

  • Listed as a historic monument
  • Cathar Country website
  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • néerlandais

On video

Services

  • Groups welcome up to 100 people
  • Bus parking

Visits

  • Guided group tour on request
  • Individual guided tour permanently
  • Individual guided tour on request

Opening

Open from April 01, 2024 to June 30, 2024
Monday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Open from July 01, 2024 to August 31, 2024
Monday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Thursday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Friday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 19:30pm
Open from September 01, 2024 to October 31, 2024
Monday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 18:00pm
Opening from 01 to 11 November 2024
Monday 10:00am to 17:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 17:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 17:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 17:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 17:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 17:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 17:00pm

Prices

Full price: € 5 Child rate: € 2 Student rate: € 4 Adult group rate: 4 € Adult group rate: 6 € Child group rate: € 2
Price Min. Max.
Full price 5€
Child rate
from 6 to 15 years old
2€
Student rate 4€
Adult group rate
free visits
4€
Adult group rate
guided tour
6€
Child group rate 2€

Payment method

  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash
  • Eurocard-Mastercard
  • Transfers
  • Visa

Equipments & services

Equipments

  • Screening Room

Services

  • Shop

Pet Friendly

  • Yes

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