Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Aigues-Mortes

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Well-preserved medieval city walls, including Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, surround this small French town. The Tower of Constance is one of the most famous examples of 13th-century Western European military architecture in the marshlands. It was designed to provide warning signals in case of invading fleets and to offer a spiritual headquarters for clergy. Look for the ground-floor guardroom with protective portcullis, a cellar with a pantry and ammunition storage, and dungeons. The structure also includes the Knight's Hall. Take in the views of the region from the terrace. The ramparts stretch for a distance of 1,650 m (138 ft). For travelers who use our international travel planner, Aigues-Mortes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This medieval fortress was founded in the 13th century. It's large without being overwhelming - 1,634 metres of ramparts, fortified doors, unique shops selling regional products, restaurants and...  more »
  • Visiting Aigues-Mortes was an impromptu adventure for us. We were staying nearby in Le-Grau-du-Roi (about a 15 minute drive) and decided to explore our surroundings, and Aigues-Mortes is where we...  more »
  • Aigues Mortes is a charming small place with much to do. Visit the salt pans and the near by sea resorts There are many restaurants with a wide array of food and wine at very reasonable prices We...  more »
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  • Incredibly well preserved medieval defences (walls and towers) on a huge scale. Really impressive place. The old town, inside the walls, is charming.
  • This a great place to spend at least a couple of hours. Technically speaking, the walk around the ramparts could be done in no time at all if you pretend you are a centurion and march, but if you want to check out the interiors of the towers and gates be prepared for it to take longer. There is only one way onto the walls and one way off....in the same location and toilets at the beginning/end. You can of course go just a little way then go back. The views are great especially if you are into rooftops. If you are going all the way round, don’t forget to take some water. Especially on a hot day!
  • Beautiful with a cool breeze that belies the fact it was a prison.
  • A stroll round the town walls is interesting. Looking into the town from on high and out to the area surrounding the town.
  • Excellent walk around the ramparts. Good explanation at various stops along the way. Spectacular views from La Tour de Constance. Well worth a visit.

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