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“Wonderful and absorbing visit to an historic monument”

Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
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Skip the Line Ticket: Aigues Mortes Medieval Towers and Ramparts
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Small-Group Guided Day-Trip to the Camargue from Avignon
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Owner description: 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 : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; 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
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I thought the historical explanations were simple and clear.
You could easily enjoy a couple of hours soaking up the atmosphere and marvelling at the amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

A great way to see the beautiful Cite of Aigues Mortes and the surrounding landscape while filling up on the marvellous local history.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

This old city is completely enclosed within its ancient walls and is a spectacular sight!
Inside, there are restaurants and the usual tourist shops, but it is easy to leave these behind and enjoy a stroll around this lovely town.
We did not have time to walk the ramparts as our train was due; but given the location of the town, the views over the salt pans will be excellent!
There is parking all along one side of the town and on the other is a large overflow parking area.
If you come by train, it is about a ten minute walk to the walled town.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We opted for the audio guide (6 euros for two people) and were almost overwhelmed by the detailed knowledge! It's worth it if you want to really get to grips with the history of the city and its development. The tour of the city walls is fascinating on its own merits, but you also get to see much more of the city within the walls: private gardens and courtyards not seen from ground level. Views over the distant marshes and salt flats are fantastic. Do not miss!

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Aigues Mortes has found the perfect balance between being a touristic destination and maintaining its authentic medieval cache. This was our fourth visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first time.
Unfortunately the Mistral was blowing, putting a bit of a damper on our two days here.

Thank KiaOra97
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