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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
E-Ticket – Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
Culture and education8 € Aigues-Mortes
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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The city
The city
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The town hall
The town hall
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Aigues-Mortes, saline
Aigues-Mortes, saline
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Tower of Constance, view of the West Wall (© Jean Espirat)
Tower of Constance, view of the West Wall (© 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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Aigues-Mortes, the southern rampart
Aigues-Mortes, the southern rampart
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Aigues-Mortes, fortified city of the thirteenth century
Aigues-Mortes, fortified city 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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South Rampart as seen from the walkway (© J.E)
South Rampart as seen from the walkway (© 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 saline from the ramparts (© J.E)
View of the saline from the ramparts (© J.E)
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West ramparts road (© Jean Espirat)
West ramparts road (© Jean Espirat)
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Entrance to the Constance Tower (© Jean Espirat)
Entrance to the Constance Tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour of the powder keg and South wall (© Jean Espirat)
Tour of the powder keg and South wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama on the northern channel (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on the northern channel (© Jean Espirat)
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Another view of the North Canal (© Jean Espirat)
Another view of the North Canal (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour of the powder keg and south-east wall (© Jean Espirat)
Tour of the powder keg and south-east wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapel of the Penitents
Chapel of the Penitents
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Chapel of the Penitents
Chapel of the Penitents
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Church Notre-Dame
Church Notre-Dame
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Church Notre-Dame
Church Notre-Dame
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Church Notre-Dame
Church Notre-Dame
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Church Notre-Dame
Church Notre-Dame
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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Poster of the festival of the comic strip
Poster of the festival of the comic strip
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