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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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A place full of History

As kids were tired, we enjoy the city with the small train It was a perfect 40 minutes to relax and get many interesting comments

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Valence, France
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Valence, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As kids were tired, we enjoy the city with the small train It was a perfect 40 minutes to relax and get many interesting comments

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place! History, churches, fortifications, shops, restaurants, a port; what else would you want! Loved it!

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Loce pri Poljcanah, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aigues Mortes is a fascinating sight. The old part of the town is surrounded by magnificent town walls which must have been restored to a great extent, since they look so intact. When you enter the town through the northern town gate (the most common entrance since most of the visitors come from the north), the main street is right... More 

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Port Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a first visit it was worthwhile specially the fort which is a medieval city. Lot of of people from different countries were visiting there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great walk with stunning views as you walk around the walls of the walled city. Easy walking with a few stairs.

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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 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 30 March 2017 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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Reviewed 20 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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