Tour Carbonniere
Tour Carbonniere
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Philippe B
Toulouse, France5,890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This tower dates back to the 14th century and used to be the first defensive building of Aigues-Mortes, a very important French port by this time.
Nowadays, there’re at least three reasons to visit this place. The tower itself standing alone in the middle of nowhere, the view you have on the Camargue once you climb up at the top, and the short walk you can make in the surroundings seeing waterfowl or bulls...
Written October 11, 2020
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colin g
Rainham, UK1,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Marvellous place , so historically interesting and free to visit. Set on single road traveling through marsh land it look impressive. But the icing on the cake is the wild life in marsh surrounding it. Take care walking to it, french traffic takes no prisoners
Written October 24, 2021
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Louise C
Pau, France202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We made a short stop here to admire the view. There is a lot of information on the boards at the top of the tower (in French and English) about the local area. It's free to enter. Definitely worth a visit.
Written September 6, 2020
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VWriter
Los Gatos, CA855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 in order to gain access to Aigues-Mortes, and it held several artillery machines managed by several guards to demonstrate its no nonsense approach to friends and strangers alike.
I was struck by its massive bulk and strategic position and how it stood out - literally - in the countryside where water fowl, wild horses, and farms otherwise dominated the scene. It was a dramatic architectural statement of life in the 14th century.
Written November 7, 2017
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,838 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
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.

There is a free car park close by and a most pleasant curving boardwalk to get to the tower.

Well worth the stop.
Written September 30, 2016
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Neptune3010
Aigues-Mortes, France25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
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 worked on so that (a) parking is easy, with a board-walk to the tower, (b) access by the stairs is available and free and (c) the tourist information at the top, in French and English, gives a good perspective of the region. Well worth a visit.
Written August 27, 2015
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Jörgen P
Kalmar, Sweden72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Tour de carbonniere is an old watchtower guarding the road to Aigue mortes. It is situated right in the marsk landscape wich is interesting to see. The tower is open and without any entrence fees. If you do walk the stairs to the roof you are rewarded with a beautiful view of the landscape.
Written September 2, 2019
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Foodange
Manchester, UK3,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 and you can go to the top, where there’s good info boards and you can see for miles around. It looks very majestic and impressive, standing out of the Camargue.
We saw a massive flock of flamingos fly right over as they were disturbed by small planes taking off from a nearby airfield.
Amused yet again by the 4x4 ‘safari’ that drove up and went round once then off, so they could all say they saw it! Well they didn’t see it like we did. Take the time to visit properly.
Written October 12, 2018
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Colin D
Hertfordshire, UK590 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
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
Written July 3, 2018
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John B
Waterford, Ireland169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
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 a few cars to park. Do take in the board walk for views of wildlife (we saw Little Egrets and Coypu).
Written July 19, 2017
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