Practical information

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the Cité internationale de la langue française.

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Opening hours

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 gives you access to the tour. The other areas of the Cité are freely accessible (courtyard of the château, passage from the city to the forest through the Cité, exhibition room Un château, un territoire, café and bookshop).

We strongly recommend that you buy your ticket online, to avoid queuing.



For individuals


Individual rate

9 €

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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Special rate (partnerships)

7,50 €
  • SNCF - Grand Voyageur, on presentation of membership card
6 €


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

By car

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.

Free car parks: Grand Bosquet and station car park. 
Parking spaces available in Villers-Cotterêts town centre. 
Disabled parking: Place Aristide Briand, near the entrance to the Cité.

By train

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.


The Cité internationale de la langue française has two entrances: one via the château grounds and one via the city centre.

The Cité has PRM (people with reduced mobility) access and a lift to the first floor.


  • Self-service changing rooms where you can leave your personal belongings, with the exception of bulky luggage (larger than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm)
  • Pushchairs and baby carriers authorised in the Cité 
  • Changing facilities available on the ground floor
  • Photos authorised without flash

Vigipirate plan

To ensure the safety of visitors, the monument applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. To find out more

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