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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

Place Anatole, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France
04 66 53 61 55
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Wilmslow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's been a few years since we visited this wonderful walled village but I still recall it as being one of the nicest places I personally have visited. The walls are stunning and you really are transported back in time as you walk along the walls and climb the steps in the turrets . The community inside the walls were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved the ramparts but quite a long walk round but certainly worth a visit, gives you a good view of the city and of the salt pans beyond

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Addison, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent vantage and interpretation of this ancient fortification, dating from the era of the crusades. The entire circuit takes less than 30 minutes and affords one perspectives both of the current town and of its centuries of history. Well worth the price of admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Adult entry is Euro 7.5, free entry for accompanied children under 18. That seemed expensive for a walk around castle ramparts even when they are of a very complete walled town, HOWEVER, the ramparts have series of explanatory boards in English and the various video presentations. We allowed an hour for the walk but with all the other things to... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Aigues-Mortes was the first stop of a roadtrip we have organized in southern France. We stayed for a few hours and we really enjoyed the visit. The Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes are really impressive and they travel you to another historical era. You can almost imagine the knights riding in the narrow streets, but then, the tourist shops will... More

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Rouen, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Try to get the guided tour, really made the history come alive. I had no idea there was once malaria in France. The little train is also well worth it for a general overview.

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BarcelonaFlo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Aigues Mortes from the remparts, seeing all the rooftops and landscapes around (including pink salt marshes). A nice walk even for the smallest (1.6km).

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lightwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I would recommend the audio guide to get a complete history of the city. The tour takes about two hours and gives great views over the city and the surrounding countryside. A value for money attraction.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tour takes about 2 hours, it is free for children under 18 years old and it cost 8 or 9EUR per pers (I don't remember to be honest). You can do it with ou without the head phone, you can visite all the towers (Tour Constance and all the other ones). Keep in mind that there is no way... More

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Nassau
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautifully maintained. Great chance to see all parts of this city.history at its best.not busy! Views in all directions.

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