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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 Morte is definitely alive.

Others more articulate than me have described this totally fascinating place. What I will say is that the walk around the whole city on the ramparts was so very special. Changing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Theil Rabier France
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Theil Rabier France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Others more articulate than me have described this totally fascinating place. What I will say is that the walk around the whole city on the ramparts was so very special. Changing vistas at every corner, wind wiffling around you as you gaze out over the panoramic views, sunshine on your face. Just magical.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited with a Group during a Business Meeting and had an official guide for a tour. Very interesting tour, impressive medieval town, only downside was the cold and chilly winds, but that wasn't the tour guides fault....

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Pirbright
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Rectangular walled town on the Camargue marshes. Almost totally unspoilt. Lots of restaurants offering attractive prices. Do take time to visit the beautiful and simple church by the Place St Louis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A medieval fort around a charming french town. What more could you want? The ramparts and tower remain in great condition and well appointed with entertaining and educational presentations throughout. Nice restaurants in the square offer a welcome supplement to the pleasant walk around the walls and the town. Loved it!

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Find a parking space and spend a few hours wandering around this quaint fortified village. Spend time in the Cafe's and shops. great way to spend some time soaking up France

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is great value for a couple of hours walk round the old city, looking down on the streets and roadways from the walls and with regular exhibits giving information and history (and shade) as you reach each of the towers and gateways along the way. The initial exhibits set up the whole experience very well. Masses of information (in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having lived in France, I found that this was not a well known historic site. It doesn't make much sense if you don't read up on the history first, but it is close to Arles, which is the end of the Appian Way from Rome. It is also just past the Camargue region which is where the French have their... More 

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Hull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It costs 7.5 Euros to walk around the walls and it is well worth it. You can stop at the many towers and there are displays in them, although all in French (unsurprisingly). However you can hire a handset to tell you more about the history in various languages. It must be one of the best preserved protective walls I've... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For two weekends in October Aigues Mortes has a Running of the Bulls through the town streets. This seemed like a great attraction but we were very disappointed. The event starts in an open arena surrounded by private seating and a very small 'free' area. In the arena many young men fuelled by a combination of drinks and testosterone invite... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well worth visit, be there in good time though as they may try to kick you out early. Very good would recommend.

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