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Aigues-Mortes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

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.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided food tour of the Camargue by electric bike
Nature and the great outdoors35 € Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze
E-Ticket – Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
Culture and education7 € Aigues-Mortes

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Aigues-Mortes, the tower of Constance
Aigues-Mortes, the tower of Constance
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Aigues-Mortes, salins
Aigues-Mortes, salins
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Tower of Constance, view of the western rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Tower of Constance, view of the western rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Access Bridge to the Constance Tower (© Jean Espirat)
Access Bridge to the Constance Tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Aigues-Mortes, the southern rampart
Aigues-Mortes, the southern rampart
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Aigues-Mortes, fortified town of the thirteenth century
Aigues-Mortes, fortified town of the thirteenth century
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Aigues-Mortes, the tower of Constance
Aigues-Mortes, the tower of Constance
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Gate of the Gardette (© J.E)
Gate of the Gardette (© J.E)
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Rempart Sud seen from the round path (© J.E)
Rempart Sud seen from the round path (© J.E)
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Port on the West Canal (© J.E)
Port on the West Canal (© J.E)
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View of the salins from the ramparts (© J.E)
View of the salins from the ramparts (© J.E)
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Chemin des remparts West (© Jean Espirat)
Chemin des remparts West (© Jean Espirat)
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Entrance to the Constance tower (© Jean Espirat)
Entrance to the Constance tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Tower of the powder magazine and southern wall (© Jean Espirat)
Tower of the powder magazine and southern wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama on the Northern Canal (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on the Northern Canal (© Jean Espirat)
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Another view on the North Canal (© Jean Espirat)
Another view on the North Canal (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour of the powder magazine and south-east wall (© Jean Espirat)
Tour of the powder magazine and south-east wall (© Jean Espirat)
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