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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

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Address: Place Anatole, 30220, Aigues-Mortes, France
Phone Number: 04 66 53 61 55
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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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This is a breathtaking example of 13th century architecture. Overwhelming beauty. To imagine that people still live and work within these ancient walls is incredible. It's out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a breathtaking example of 13th century architecture. Overwhelming beauty. To imagine that people still live and work within these ancient walls is incredible. It's out of the way for most tourists, which is such a shame. I can't recommend this city highly enough, just to wander and wonder.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of six. Two of us decided to go on Le Petit Train D'Aigues-Mortes and the rest for a walk around the top of the city wall. The walk took about 1hr and 45 minutes and the train through Aigues-Mortes took about half an hour. The walkers thoroughly enjoyed it and we thoroughly enjoyed the train ride... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular attraction and great value. We arrived very early in the day, and there was only one other couple walking the ramparts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this amazing experience. Where else can you walk on medieval ramparts around an entire town? Besides the views there are interesting videos and exhibits in all the towers...and in English! We're old and it took about an hour+. It was time well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to spend an hour or more, taking in all the views which are fantastic, in one direction you have the salt fields and in another the river, a long walk but easy.

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Kenmare Co Kerry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aigues-Morrtes is very unusual and is like something from the streets in the Magic Kingdom of Disney World. It has a good buzz and street entertainment and lots of nice places to eat and drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you travel often or not to the South of France ( in Montpellier area), you shall visit Aigues Mortes. On our side, we have travelling a lot in this area but never had ( or take) the time to stop in Aigues Mortes. We visited the Remparts and towers of the city. The deserve the visit. It tells you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Remarkably well preserved, the walls and ramparts are a visual delight. Go around the outside to see them at their most impressive. Inside the walls is mostly very touristy or just bland residential streets, but some nice restaurants and cafes and a lovely square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The ramparts and towers around Aigues Mortes are amazing. So solid and interesting with brilliant views across the town and the salt plains which are different colours from white to pink. The walk took about 45 minutes as you stop frequently to read the information and to see the presentations and some art work. A great way to spend an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The towers and ramparts cover quite a bit of ground around the inner town. I did not climb the ramparts or tower, but many do. I imagine you'll get a great view!

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