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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

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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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Fortified town in the Camargue in France. Near by you will also find Salines. Because of the salt level these salines at a time of the day shine pink. This is due to the breaking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fortified town in the Camargue in France. Near by you will also find Salines. Because of the salt level these salines at a time of the day shine pink. This is due to the breaking of the sunlight in the salt cristals. The area is also known for its lavender fields.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This tour gives a good history of the town, region, and country. There are information panels around, in the towers etc., and some parts in English. There is also an audio guide (be sure to order when paying for your entrance ticket). Also be sure to take a hat, and water, if doing the tour during the summer and in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A real medieval experience with a fully walled in city. The walk around the top of the wall is good exercise as well as an insight into the town. Displays in the tower further explain the history of the place and make it a great experience. Plenty of parking around the outside of the walls.

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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There's not much to say. When you visit Aigues-Mortes, the attraction stands all around you. You can see the walls from inside and outside the town. But from the walls themselves, you get a different perspective of the area. It is well worth wandering around, just to see what it all looks like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are in Aigues-Mortes, then you must walk the towers and ramparts. It is a treat to walk the circumference of the old town along the ramparts and explore the towers. You feel like you are walking through history while also peeking into the present! It's a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Even in a heatwave this was an outstanding visit with great views from the ramparts and very thoughtful presentations in most of the towers. Everything was well presented yet subtle and low key

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Burnopfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited with our two sons aged 7 and 9. They really enjoyed the tower especially the middle level where there is a tunnel round inside the wall. The youngest son made four circuits and had to be dragged away. The walk round the walls is achievable with children of this age but I wouldn't like to take small children up... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We walked through Aigues-Mortes and then round the ramparts after going to Les Salins in the morning. You get great views from the ramparts but you have to do the whole circuit as there is only one way up and down.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We walked around the remparts and enjoyed seeing some of the history and views of and around Aigues Mortes but the descriptions on the (English) audioguide were far too long and in a very monosyllabic voice. I don't know if the French and other languages are better but if you are an English speaker you might just want to do... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Yet again we decided to revisit one of our favourite sites, and again it didn't disappoint. Interesting and entertaining and of course a good walk.

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