Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Castles
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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 : 8 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 6,50 €; 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 (40€)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Clairek K
Brooklyn, NY146 contributions
Nov 2021
Very worth it. Nice views of the town and outisde the walls. Easy enough to go in. Would recommend if in Aigues-Mortes.
Written January 16, 2022
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Pietro P
30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We came to Aigues-Mortes specifically to visit the nearby salines and to see the town and the salines from the ramparts.
We arrived the first day at 18:35, sure that it would be open because of the timetable on google.
When we reached the entrance of the ramparts and tower, a nice woman told us that the last entrance every day is at 18:15 and everyone must be out by 19:00.
We decide to come back the following day, to visit the ramparts.
On the following day we arrived at 18:10, and two new women tried to tell us that the place was closed and the last entrance was at 17:30! We insisted, and they let us in but told us we could visit the tower only (the least interesting part of the visit).
The worst part was that the ladies we encountered the second day were very unpolite, and that they were restricting us the access to the ramparts, only because they feared we would stay on them more than 50min.s
It is really a pity that such a beating place is ruined by people who don’t want to work and just think about how to go home early
Written August 11, 2021
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Bill A
Paris, France13 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
With an entry fee of 8€ per adult, we deferred..... Caught a good view of Ramparts from outside the town. If it had been 3€ or even 5€ we might have done it.. Ramparts apparently in good condition.
Written May 27, 2021
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marco_urbs
Bologna, Italy1,692 contributions
Aug 2020
The two medieval cities par excellence in southern France, Aigues Mortes and Carcassonne, offer the visitor extremely different experiences. On the one hand (Carcassonne), a city substantially reinvented by Viollet-le-Duc, totally isolated from the new Carcassonne, which really is a small Disneyland, infinitely more refined, sure, and with really priceless experiences such as visiting the cathedral or the castle; on the other hand, Aigues Mortes, a place where life flows in a much more continuous way from the wide streets surrounding its walls, still inhabited by residents, with their cars and the needs of contemporary life. As much loved as they both are by tourism, Aigues Mortes does not succeed in flying the imagination of those who visit it as happens to those who get lost in the streets of Carcassonne. But perhaps the real merit of these different experiences is that of Viollet le Duc...
Written September 23, 2020
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Kiara S
Chester, UK994 contributions
Jul 2020
This medieval fortress was founded in the 13th century. It's large without being overwhelming - 1,634 metres of ramparts, fortified doors, unique shops selling regional products, restaurants and cafes, twenty towers, and you can walk along the medieval city walls for a great view of the surrounding area and the Canal du Rhône à Sète. The highest tower in Aigues-Mortes is the Constance Tower at 30 metres - it was once used as a prison. Parking is readily available just outside the walls of the old city (first hour is free). This was a peaceful walk through history - definitely worth a stop when you're in the Occitanie region of southern France.
Written July 15, 2020
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Caleb On The Go
Nice, France47 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Visiting Aigues-Mortes was an impromptu adventure for us. We were staying nearby in Le-Grau-du-Roi (about a 15 minute drive) and decided to explore our surroundings, and Aigues-Mortes is where we landed, and I’m glad it was.

The fort is very impressive! Tickets to take an unguided tour were only 8€/adult and our kids were free. They also have listening devices in multiple languages at an additional charge if you want more information on your tour.

It took us about 1.5 hours to walk along the wall, and I probably took about 70 pictures along the way. It was that scenic. All-in-all, I consider the 16€ reasonable for the tour. Additionally, there are a lot of good restaurants and shops in the enclosed village to refuel after the tour. We ate at Le 16, and were very satisfied.

My only complaint was the cost of parking. I felt as though 11.50€ was excessive for 3 hours.
Written February 26, 2020
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PhilTandy
Llantwit Major, UK144 contributions
Feb 2020
This really does merit a visit of 2-3 hours, so much to see and the audio guide is well worth the extra price. We were there on a sunny day which helped! However, it was at times quite difficult to follow the logic of the audio guide (lots of options and not all of them clearly linked to locations on the tour).
Written February 16, 2020
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Howie W
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions
We visited on a cold windy day
in Dec. We were the only people there. Well worth the visit. We used the audio guide which I would highly recommend.
Written January 3, 2020
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Michael G
Noosa, Australia8 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Aigues Mortes is a charming small place with much to do. Visit the salt pans and the near by sea resorts
There are many restaurants with a wide array of food and wine at very reasonable prices
We stayed in 13-17 century old house which we booked for a month at a very reasonable price
Written December 30, 2019
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cararro
New York City, NY1,243 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The ramparts of this town have been lovingly preserved along with the towers. Amazingly from the 1200’s you’ll see the whole town as you circumnavigate the town. It will take imagination to see yourself there with arrows during combat or just patrolling along during a peaceful night. Very few town walls exist they are so well preserved.
Written October 16, 2019
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