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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Miami, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I think it was 7.50 euros, for that you get to walk all the way around the walls and the tower of Constance (although we were knackered after the walls and skipped the tower). All the way around there are fascinating items to discover and displays. There is some good information but a lot of it is in French only... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not well known by many but quite an impressive walled city albeit a small one. Worth a look if you're in the vicinity of Montpellier or the Camargue. Too many souvenir shops for a peaceful visit but the tower and remparts are worth a look.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The walk around the Aigues Mortes ramparts, including the Tour de Constance, takes about 1.5 hours if you have a quick read of the information provided at the various places of interest. There is a lot of information provided so if you have a real interest in the history of the local area, or the crusades, and wish to absorb... More

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Balmain, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

If in the area, this is a must see city. The condition of the ramparts are trulely amazing! As the city is at sea level and the land and canals around are flat the walls seem huge!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great time scaling the tower, walking the walls and discovering the town. We walked the entire perimeter and it was great. It was a hot day so each time we got to a tower we stopped and took in the information, display or art that was inside. It also was a great opportunity to see the town... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The walls of Aigues-Mortes differ from the equivalent in Carcassonne in that the Aigues-Mortes ones are originals, not restored like Carcassonne. Cost is 10 euros and you can easily spend 1-2 hours walking around taking pictures and looking out across the Camarque countryside. Don't forget to look inwards as well, onto the French mediterranean houses and gardens.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Takes about an hour to walk around the walls , one way only. Don't turn up latter than 4 pm as although they close at 5 officially because it takes an hour it really means you can't go round after 4 pm! Excellent views from the Tower , and worth the 10 Euros.

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Leeds
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Reasonably priced. It's about a mile right round the ramparts and including the tower, taking pics etc it was about an hour for us to get round. Great views from the top of the tower and from the walls as you go round. Little exhibitions all and explanations all round though some were only in French.

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