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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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Good views of the town & surrounding areas & information presented in French & English.. Watch out for the fences next to handrails, I snagged my arm on a stray wire!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Good views of the town & surrounding areas & information presented in French & English.. Watch out for the fences next to handrails, I snagged my arm on a stray wire!

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Alban, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely medivial walled city, with quant little shops and restaurants, we spent a lovely afternoon there.

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alpes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

we liked everything. The walls, restaurants, churches, shops and market! The boat visit of the salt marshes is a must!

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Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There are some really beautiful views of the top of the village which is quite unique. The walk itself can not be stopped once it is started so be prepared for an hour at least up on the walls in the sun. I loved the view of the salt pans from the pen side and imagining what life would have... More 

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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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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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