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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

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Address: Place Anatole, 30220, Aigues-Mortes, France
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+33 4 66 53 61 55

The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes was built in the 13th century on the...

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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Nice towers very well aged

We waited a little to buy tickets, but it worths it as the view from Constantine tower was great. This was the first port of the francs at the Mediterranean around 13th century... read more

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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited a little to buy tickets, but it worths it as the view from Constantine tower was great. This was the first port of the francs at the Mediterranean around 13th century when the ramparts were build and it still stands today. The city worths the visit, a boat trip can be made on the canals that go to... More 

Thank Octavos
Marseille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as impressive as Carcassonne, it is however well worth a visit. Laid out on a flat terrain, the walls are in remarkably good shape. The old church and the square dedicated to King Louis IX are well worth seeing. Excellent parking all around the walled city, paying of course. Lots of places inside the walls to have lunch or... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you ask for a guide when buying your tickets, it is included and worth every penny as you will learn all the fantastic history behind the ramparts.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit steeped in history. Take time to visit the nature reserve and watch otters swimming and migrating birds. Buy rice and salt. Stay in Mas due Grande Bordes 7 Km away to make it a beautiful visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The rampart walk looked very interesting, so we walked around the bottom to find the access point and ticket office. We arrived 2 minutes after the ticket office had closed for lunch. Unfortunately we were unable to wait until it opened again. I'm sure it would have been wonderful!

Thank CazBUk
Puyallup, Washington
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

The first Southern Port built by the French in the 13th century, this city and fortress launched two Crusades, and later was silted up making it unusable. Well, except for the imprisonment of Huguenots, and women. Now a nice tourist attraction, the city is well worth a visit for the history, and not so much for the tourist shops. Around... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

We made this journey cycling along the cycle path from Aigues M. Intersting to see, can climb up. the view from the top is great with history and details written for all to read. Worth a stop if you are passing, lots of cyclists seem to make it part of their journey on the way to Aigues or Grau.

Thank mdel29
Nimes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

take time to do the visit of the Tower and Ramparts, it's really wonderful and quiet charming! Nice place for a nice trip

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A best way to discover the history of the cite is to ride with the petit train you can take near the main entrance. For 5 euro per adult a 30 minute you will stroll around the cite.

Thank Pappylux
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

These walls are completely accessible. There are explanations on all the towers of what they have been for and when they have been build and by who. And there are everywhere great outlooks from the towers and the walls.

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