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Address: Place Anatole, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France
Phone Number: 04 66 53 61 55
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Description: The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes was built in the 13th century on the...
The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes was built in the 13th century on the order of Saint Louis to provide the kingdom of France with a port on the Mediterranean. The complex consists of 1,634 metres of ramparts flanked by twenty towers and one of the most splendid keeps in the architectural style of the Middle Ages, the tower of Constance, which was used as a prison for Protestants from the Cévennes region from 1685. Open:> 2nd May to 31st August: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.> 1st September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Ticket office closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (from 1st September to 30th April). Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Aigues Mortes us one of those places that accomodates tourists without losing it historical significance. An amazingly well preserved historical town surrounded by a wall that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Aigues Mortes us one of those places that accomodates tourists without losing it historical significance. An amazingly well preserved historical town surrounded by a wall that looks exactly as it would if you asked a child to draw a castle, Lots of towers and ramparts. Truly a magnificent place to visit but get there early as parking is limited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can really imagine yourself back in the Middle Ages here! The only drawback is that now you must do the whole round. I seem to remember that years back you could just climb up where you wanted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Its very well done, highly informative and some thought has clearly gone into this. Great views of the region from the ramparts and if you're in the A-M area, then this is a well recommended 'must-do'.

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting and impressive town with great history and cultural heritage. Was my second time here and again had a good time.

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La Neuveville, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice walk around the town with fabulous views and plenty of information for the amateur historiens. The town itself is very touristic with loads of shops and restaurants, but there are enough charming alleys to discover for a day visit. Oh, and if you're over 1.8 meter in height, do mind your head during the walk...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Aigues-Mortes is a wonderful medieval town. Quaint, friendly. Limited shopping opportunities, but many options for dining. You cannot park your car inside the walls of the town, and you need a map if you drive into the town, so you can get out. Many one-way streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We were spending two nights in Aigues Mortes and decided to visit the ramparts. They are spectacular- just enough information as you walk round to keep you informed without being bored. We chose not to do the guided tour because we like to go round at our own pace. The best €7:50 ever! Go for the views out and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The site holds good historic value and the audio guides bring it all to life (most languages). Today cost Euro 7.5 each and was well worth the cost. The total distance around the walls is approx 2.5 kilometers so its quite a walk, particularly in summer. The views are excellent both inside and outside the town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The remains of the old city are well preserved, within the walls are many trinket shops as can be expected - look around and you will find some great restaurants although avoid the "local" music being played at your table !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

very nice old city. Aigues Mortes is one of the nicest small town in Southern France.In summer sit outside on the old place and have dinner or just enjoy a wine.

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Address: Place Anatole, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France
Phone Number: 04 66 53 61 55
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Gard  >  Aigues-Mortes

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