Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 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€)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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Empty Nesters
Louisville, KY333 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to this walled city. The ramparts and towers were fun to walk and learn the history of the town and area. We enjoyed the local shops and restaurants as well. Good close by parking. We’ll worth the 2-3 hours we spent there
Written June 12, 2022
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marco_urbs
Bologna, Italy1,758 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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Caleb On The Go
Nice, France49 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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Maria B
London, UK35 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We walked with children in the heat but it was still interesting for everyone, the ramparts are well preserved and there are enough pieces of information (translated into multiple languages) to piece together the history of the place. The views from the walls are an excellent starting point for exploring the town and there are excellent views of the salt lakes. Children are free to enter and adults 8€ each, so it is good value too.
Written July 9, 2018
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Nonrev_traveller737
Toronto, Canada22 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Walk the ramparts first to get a great view of the city!

The views of the pink salt marshes were impressive.

Stroll the town and have lunch at one of the many outdoor cafes.
Written May 9, 2016
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asgill71
Penang Island, Malaysia40 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
A must visit for any tourist heading to the south of France. Well preserved as an ancient walled city yet an active city with a live in population, Aigues-Mortes is steeped in religious, political as well as commercial history. Supposedly the first seaport of France which now produces salt for the French palate. The salt produced is a must buy as a souvenir
Written May 4, 2016
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Franck
Melbourne, Australia1,485 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
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 to exit. Once you started, you have to do the whole tour of the city.
Written July 22, 2014
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Howie W
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa29 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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Pollythecatwoman
North Yorkshire, UK51 contributions
Sep 2019
We went here expecting to pay to get in but as it was a Sunday there was no entrance free - tip for future travellers.
Written October 10, 2019
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