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A Glimpse of Yesteryear

We were actually looking for this down one of the back roads and could see it from quite a... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
Just one fortification to the town

Having visited many historic towns world wide this must be one of the most complete in every... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Colin D
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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298 Chemin de Saint Laurent | Commune de Saint Laurent d'Aigouze pas d'Aigues-Mortes, 30220, Aigues-Mortes, France
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We were actually looking for this down one of the back roads and could see it from quite a distance. There’s a good car park to the south but not well signposted. A lovely boardwalk takes you back to the tower through wetlands. It’s FOC...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Having visited many historic towns world wide this must be one of the most complete in every aspect. Walls towers etc all in incredible condition, a credit to the local authority and maintenance team

Thank Colin D
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Standing alone in the midst of the marshy Camargue countryside, Tour Carbonniere captured my attention as we rode toward the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes. Back in the 1300's it was a formidable barrier and protection for the town. People were required to pay a toll...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

The Tour Carbonniere is on the route from Aigues Mortes to St. Laurent d'Agouze. It is unmanned but in pretty good order. The views out over the surrounding countryside are well worth the climb. It dates back to the 15th Century. There is space for...More

Thank John B
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Walking towards Aigues-Mortes you come across this ancient tower guarding the bridge through the swamp. There are about sixty stairs to the roof from where you have an excellent view across the swamplands of the Camargue and for that alone it is worth the visit....More

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We stopped for a picnic at the nearby Canal du Rhône à Sète and then took a walk over to the Tour Carbonniere. We were glad that we did. The tower offers great views over the surrounding area of the Petite Camargue. A wooden walkway...More

Thank Fasaig
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Visited here after seeing it in the distance from a river trip earlier in the week. A great find, stands in the middle of an ancient roadway. Parking on the Aigues - Mortes side there is a raised walkway to reach the Tower. The walkway...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a little walled city and was our last stop on our barge and cycle which started in Avignon. Although I wouldn't place this city on my top 10 places I have visited it was wonderful with nice restaurants,lots of history and very friendly...More

Thank Calvingr
Reviewed August 27, 2015

This old tower stand alone in the middle of nowhere. It can be clearly seen and easily approached. We did so by bike from Aigues-Mortes along the newly constructed canal side cycle track. When we last visited, the tower was inaccessible. Now, it has been...More

1  Thank Neptune3010
Reviewed August 15, 2015

As a former toll station there was literally no way to get around it. Now you can take the boardwalk to the tower, go up to enjoy the view and learn about the swamp area.

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