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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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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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Beautiful full intact walled town

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Unexpectedly we visited Aigues-Mortes and we were positively surprised from this small town. The town has a well restored and complete town wall once entering any of the town doors you feel that you are living in different atmosphere. The streets are Full of tourists from different nations. Majority of the houses are tasteful restored. In the center of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited Aigues-Mortes for the day with French friends who live in Provence.Tour of the extensive ramparts a must, each tower within the complex carries information about the history of the town from 1240. Audio guides available, but you can walk around on your own freely. Town has fought off invasions from marauding Italian tribes, been the centre of persecution of... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Amazing looking town and interesting to wander round. Didn't do the rampart walk because it's not dog friendly - presumably because there are inside exhibitions.

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