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“Nice view onto the salt lakes”

Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
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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 November 5, 2013

The entirely intact ramparts allow for a nice walk around the old town of Aigues-Mortes and a very special view on the pink salt lakes in front of the city.

Thank Bioko
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I do recommend the visit of tis city . There is a huge parking close the main door. So stop and visit rampart, little shops,buy some local fougasse etc.... we enjoyed this stop.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were coming out of the Camargue and decided to turn left and found ourseves here in Aigues-Mortes.
We parked up right next to the walls, entered the old town and walked the ramparts. 1.6kms later and we were delighted at what we had seen and experienced.
As we walked around the town below, we were treated to all round vistas of the surrounding country side and the waters out to sea. As well, we could look down into the old town, at the grid like street layout which allowed views down whole streets from wall to wall.
Amazingly well kept and intact, the ramparts are a must see if you are in the area.

Thank Bolger1
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a must-see in this beautiful city - you not only get the best view of the streets below but it allows you to plan out the rest of your visit by setting your sights on the shops and restaurants within the walls. You get some lovely views of the area outside the walls too and loads of the history of this interesting place too. Each tower offers something of interest so it's well worth taking your time on this tour - excellent!

Thank Hetmeister
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I'd only heard of this place from reading histories of the crusades. On arrival we were lucky enough to park right by the ramparts and go through the gateway in to the old town. We wandered through the streets before seeing the Tower of Constance up ahead, which is where you climb on to the town ramparts. there is a good display in the tower and the walk around the walls is broken up by further displays in each tower.
We were lucky when we were there that there was also a festival on. It did make getting out of the town after our visit quite entertaining as all the roads were blocked but we got to see some bull baiting (not sure what you call it, but the bulls weren't hurt, the crowds were just running at them to get garlands off their horns). If we went back I'd like to get some time to walk along the salt flats and look at the ramparts rom the outside.

Thank MarcusHurley
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