Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Aigues-Mortes

With a foundation dating back to 102 BCE, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes is a seaside commune surrounded by well-preserved medieval city walls. It's also home to the Tower of Constance, built on the site of the former Matafère Tower that Charlemagne constructed in 790 CE. Despite the town's origins, most of the existing structures were created during the Middle Ages. Explore several structures designed by various monarchs, as well as the location where 45 Templars were imprisoned and tried. You also can visit the Chapel of the Gray Penitents, Chapel of the White Penitents, the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Sablons, and Saint-Louis Square, which contains the famous statue of Saint-Louis. Put Salin d'Aigues-Mortes into our Aigues-Mortes day trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Aigues-Mortes.
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  • Already more than an hour to wait to catch the small train. And now that we take the little train, it breaks down, we were almost arrived but good with middle-aged children. Given the heat he was doing the least he could do was offer us a drink. But nothing....
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  • We preferred to laugh ... it's already good ...! For the rest ... it's pointless... the small diesel train runs in the middle of the salt, then after a few minutes makes a small stop to allow to climb on a camelle and have a nice view of Aigues Mortes ... From that moment on you can consider that this is the end of the visit ... the rest has no interest... stop in a so-called museum ... then chain on the shop ... 20-minute break ... In short real disappointment ... and far too expensive for what it is...
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  • We made the tour by small train... frankly bof.... it's "simpa" but it's really not worth its price ... Except for possibly the 10-square-day stop to climb to the top of a mound of salt that shows a nice view of Aigues-mortes, the rest really has no interest ... and especially not the stop at the ecomuseum that lasts 20 good minutes and is frankly not interesting or playful. Sorry but we thought it was a bit "cuckoo"... and expensive (11 euros per person from memory) If you plan to make this visit, avoid the morning in the middle of the season because there are a lot of people and you will have maybe 2 hours waiting for this visit by small train, or book in advance ... or avoid everything.
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  • Unfriendly, ignorant and rude! We wanted to do a train tour. When I wanted to buy the tickets the lady at the counter ignored me. I asked a Shop assistant when the next train leaves - the lady at the ticket counter heard it and told her colleague (not me, her client!) without even turning around that the next train was about to leave. I should buy the ticket on the train. When we arrived at the train the driver asked us whether we had tickets and since this was not the case we had to wait for the next train. Then he left. So I went back to the ignorant lady at the ticket counter. Since she didn’t understand English I tried my best to explain in French what had happened. She just said she doesn’t understand and she also doesn’t know when the next train is leaving. Still can’t believe it... To the people working there: are you sure tourism is the right industry for you? Is this how you want to represent your country to foreign tourists? To people planing to go there: If you prefer being treated with respect: don’t visit this place.
  • We did the train ride tour. Beautiful views, very friendly driver and very interesting. I only wish that the information on the train was also in English. If you are going there and have a bike you’re in luck since you can bike wherever you want and stop for pictures wherever you want.
  • The trip on the little train was brilliant. Now I’ve read reviews by English people saying it was bad because there was no translation but I say embrace the opportunity to just listen to some French and appreciate the views which are spectacular! The driver of the train tells you stuff and is clearly passionate about salt! You stop to look around a little museum and another stop to climb a mound of salt for spectacular views! If anything it is worth it just for this. Saw flamingos and hummingbird moths and dragonflies flew alongside and through the train. If you have a big proper job camera, probably don’t even think about using this as you are rattling all over the place. Use your phone and save your big camera for the top of the salt mound.
  • The park is very good, but I suggest a visit by bike. Train is too fast, French speaking only and it stops few times.
  • You can visit this place only with the little train-tour. The tour is middle-rate and photographers like me will be disappointed: not enough stops and time to take pictures of the rose étang de ville and the flamingos and other nice spots on the site. Staff in the boutique not too friendly and more busy with talking to each other than to look after clients.
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