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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...more
All reviews walled city within the walls great walk long walk medieval history petit train aigues morte ticket office the main square plenty of parking walk around southern france salt mines salt pans constance camargue french
This is like stepping back in time. Inside the Ramparts is totally present day even some cars and fabulous dining and icecream. It is like this little time capsule with a present day city inside. Right next to the Carmargue Salt tour as well.
For €8 each, we were given really informative leaflets in English and French. Self-guided one way round the whole town.
Astonishing views, especially from the top of the tower. Good that it’s all brilliantly preserved. Very informative plaques on the walls.
Not for the infirm...More
The walled city of Aigues Mortes is amazingly preserved considering it was built in the 13th century. The wall, towers, ramparts and the whole town inside is in excellent condition and authentic. We paid 8 euros to go up on the ramparts which is about...More
This is probably the first walled town I have visited so I didn't know what to expect. I thought passing through the walls it would just be an open courtyard. I found it fascinating that this was a totally enclosed town with the walls and...More
My introduction refers to the stunningly good state of repair of the walls and remparts, perhaps because they were never attacked. There has supposedly been no major refurbishment either, but this seems highly unlikely to me, given that it is relatively local stone ( Beaucaire...More
Use the head sets to learn about the various uses of the towers and ramparts over the centuries. Great photo ops from walls or climb to the top of the tower. The day we visited the elevator was out of order. 8 euros seemed a...More