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Aigues-Mortes

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Aigues-Mortes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard
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Founded in the 13th century by Saint Louis with the aim of developing trade with Italy and the Far East, Aigues-Mortes, the first Mediterranean port of the kingdom of France, today displays a particularly well-preserved range of architecture. Standing at the heart of the Gard Camargue, the city of Aigues-Mortes has the air of a real medieval fortress with its 1,634 metres of ramparts, fortified doors, twenty towers and wall-walk. The highest tower in Aigues-Mortes, the Constance Tower, a former prison standing 30 metres high, offers a beautiful view of the vast expanses of the Camargue from the top of its terrace.

Inside the ramparts, be sure to go and see the Place Saint-Louis square, with its fountain topped with a statue of Saint Louis, restaurant terraces and shops.

Still within the city walls, complete your visit by discovering the gothic church of Notre-Dame-des-Sablons and two baroque buildings, the Chapel of the White Penitents and the Chapel of the Grey Penitents.

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Aigues-Mortes

At the heart of the Camargue arises from the medieval Aigues-Mortes. Built according to the will of St. Louis, the tower of Constance remains one of the most majestic towers of the architecture of the Middle Ages. The walls surround a center of gastronomy Camarguaise. Culinary specialties: rust octopus, gardianne and bull meat, aioli, anchoïade, focaccia sugar, wine sands.

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Guided food tour of the Camargue by electric bike
Nature and the great outdoors35 € Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze

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Aigues-Mortes the tower of Constance
Aigues-Mortes the tower of Constance
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Tour de Constance for the West wall (© JE)
Tour de Constance for the West wall (© JE)
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Aigues-Mortes the Saline
Aigues-Mortes the Saline
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Access Bridge to the Tower of Constance (© JE)
Access Bridge to the Tower of Constance (© JE)
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Aigues-Mortes the South wall
Aigues-Mortes the South wall
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Aigues-Mortes, the 13th century walled city
Aigues-Mortes, the 13th century walled city
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Aigues-Mortes the tower of Constance
Aigues-Mortes the tower of Constance
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Aigues-Mortes, port
Aigues-Mortes, port
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Gate Gardette (© JE)
Gate Gardette (© JE)
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Chemin des ramparts West (© JE)
Chemin des ramparts West (© JE)
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Input tower Constance (© JE)
Input tower Constance (© JE)
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South Rampart saw the walkway (© JE)
South Rampart saw the walkway (© JE)
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Panorama
Panorama
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Panorama
Panorama
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Port on the western channel (© JE)
Port on the western channel (© JE)
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View the salt from the ramparts (© JE)
View the salt from the ramparts (© JE)
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Powder Tower and south wall (© JE)
Powder Tower and south wall (© JE)
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Powder Tower and south wall East (I ©)
Powder Tower and south wall East (I ©)
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Chemin des ramparts West ( © Jean Espirat )
Chemin des ramparts West ( © Jean Espirat )
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Entrance to the Tower of Constance ( © Jean Espirat )
Entrance to the Tower of Constance ( © Jean Espirat )
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Access bridge to the tower of Constance ( © Jean Espirat )
Access bridge to the tower of Constance ( © Jean Espirat )
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Tour de Constance view of the rampart West ( © Jean Espirat )
Tour de Constance view of the rampart West ( © Jean Espirat )
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Powder Tower and South wall ( © Jean Espirat )
Powder Tower and South wall ( © Jean Espirat )
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Powder Tower and wall Southeast ( © Jean Espirat )
Powder Tower and wall Southeast ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama on the North channel ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama on the North channel ( © Jean Espirat )
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Another view of the North channel ( © Jean Espirat )
Another view of the North channel ( © Jean Espirat )
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