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Musée archéologique du Lauragais (Archaeology)

Castelnaudary | 11

ATTENTION :  All of the following information has been provided by the museum. For the moment, they are unable to publish their events calendar online. We therefore suggest that you contact the museum directly for further information.

The Lauragais Museum is located in the upper part of the old city. It overlooks the Grand Bassin and offers an exceptional view over the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenean mountain chain.

Housed on the ruins of the original foundations of the Château of Castel noù d’Ari, the museum occupies the former municipal prison, next to the Présidial building which once served as the civil and criminal courthouse. The building was commissioned in 1554 by Catherine de Medicis, Countess of Lauragais, in order to provide a base for her new Court of Appeal. Today, the mullioned windows are classified “Monuments Historiques”.

Musée archéologique du Lauragais (Archaeology) Rampe du Présidial
11400 Castelnaudary 04 68 23 00 42

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Rates and opening times


  • Free

Opening times

Open all summer from July to September :

  • Monday to Sunday: 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Closed on Tuesday
Access and Accessibility


  • City centre, near the Collegiale.
  • Parking at the Blaise d’Auriol car park.
  • The museum is not fully accessible for wheelchair users