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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

Address: Place Anatole, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France
Phone Number: 04 66 53 61 55
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Landmarks
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Weymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We did the tour of the Ramparts which we thought was very informative as all the Towers on the walls contained well designed displays about their history and construction. The exhibition about Louis IX was very good. The entry price was good value and the shop contained some classy items . Aigues Mortes is definitely worth a visit - we... More

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Poole,Dorset,UK
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The medieval masons made unique marks on the stones. These marks are not modern graffiti.The views from the walls are very good both across the wider area and inwards across the town roofs.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Family really enjoyed this walk. Good information provided at the various towers. It was hot (August) so make sure you take a drink.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We drove out to Aigues-Mortes to see the city on a Tuesday and happened upon the town "festival" which included running of the bulls thru the city a full festival for families and bull fighting. No idea how often this happened but the entire area must have been there enjoying the fun. The city and its medieval walls was worth... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very picturesque with pauses along the walls to read about history. Great panoramas for photography. Elevator to take you up the tower great but had to take stairs down. Nice souvenir shop at exit

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