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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

Place Anatole, 30220, Aigues-Mortes, France
+33 4 66 53 61 55
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Small-Group Guided Day-Trip to the Camargue from Avignon
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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
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Place Anatole, 30220, Aigues-Mortes, France
+33 4 66 53 61 55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three hours on the ramparts and in the towers. It's a fascinating walk around with views into the old town and out along the canal and onto the salt etangs. The towers contain excellent information about local and town history. I'd recommend the...More

Thank globalsnapper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic family day out. We are a family of 6 and children are free to walk along the wall which is a must. Cost €16 for 2 adults and well worth the money as the views are amazing. After walking around the whole wall we...More

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're there, you really should go all the way around the walls and venture into all the towers. The views are excellent and many of the towers have an exhibition in them - whether covering the fate of the Huguenots, or illuminating the medieval...More

Thank StuartVine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the edge of the Camargue this is an incredible old medieval walled town with ramparts. We did not acutally go up the ramparts as there was a charge for that, but enjoyed wandering around the many streets within the walls. Lots of bars/restaurants in...More

Thank Sophiebella2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful and perfectly preserved wall city. Aigues Mortes is a vibrant town, full of history and culture. Easy (paid) parking, often full though as the site is highly visited. Photographer and medieval history lover paradise!... A MUST see when in the...More

Thank Pmsxm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the ramparts is well worth while when in Aigues Mortes. They are full of interesting history including the imprisonment, in the tower of Constance, of the Hugenots during the late 17th Century. Allow at least an hour and a half to do...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much English on the signs - BUT lovely views of the walled city. It took us about an hour to wander around it. I love the views of the adorable french shutters and streets.

Thank Katie V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Interesting daytrip through the Camarge countryside to one of the best preserved walled cities that I have visited.

Thank William F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth spending an hour or so wandering around the towers ramparts, gives a perspective of its history and a fab view out over the salt fields and camague

Thank Nadia P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Everything about this place is stunning. It is a completely walled city that is only quite small so easy to walk around in a few hours. Full of quaint little streets and shops with a beautiful square at it's centre. You can walk around the...More

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Response from Amoq | Reviewed this property |
Probably not suitable with a buggy but providing the little ones can climb steps they will love it. Make sure you go down to the wetlands beyond the wall and watch the otters