Practical information

The Cité internationale de la langue française will open its doors in 2023, at the castle in the heart of Villers-Cotterêts.

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Opening hours

The Cité will open its doors on the 19th of October.

From the opening : 
From Tuesday to Sunday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Attention: last access to the Cité, one hour before closing time.

Closed on Mondays and on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


The ticket will give you access to the tour. The other areas of the Cité are freely accessible.


For individuals


Individual rate

9 €

TER/SNCF pack (entrance + ticket)

18 €

Combined ticket for the Cité and Pierrefonds castle 

15 €

Combined ticket for the Cité and castles of Pierrefonds and Coucy

20 €

Free of charge

  • Under 18 years old
  • 18-25 years old (only for citizens of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory)
  • Disabled person and his/her companion
  • Job seekers (upon presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months)
  • Education pass (valid) 

    See details of free admission conditions below


Visitors eligible for free admission

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Group rate

7,50 €
  • Minimum of 20 paying adults
  • Any person visiting with a tourism professional with no minimum number of people


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Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • culture check
  • vacation voucher (ANCV)
  • Lire check (only in store)

Access and transport

Cité internationale de la langue française - Château de Villers-Cotterêts

1, place Aristide Briand
02600 Villers-Cotterêts

A3 then N2 from Paris (85 km)
N2 from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (52 km)
N2 from Soissons (23 km)
D973 from Compiègne (30 km)

The Cité internationale de la langue française is located in the heart of Villers-Cotterêts.


The Cité is accessible by TER, SNCF line Paris-Laon, from the Gare du Nord in Paris (travel time: about 45 min).

Then count on a 10-minute walk from the Villers-Cotterêts station.

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