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Rendez-vous at the Towers and ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

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    13th century remarkable fortified site

    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.

    Tour

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet,video projection: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

    Duration: 1 hr 30 min

    • Guided tour of the keep (the tower of Constance): French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

    • Reservations: 1 week
    Duration: 45 min

    • Audio-guide tour: French, English, German, Italian, Dutch

    Duration: 2 hrs

    • In-depth tour: French

    • Reservations: 1 month
    Duration: 2 hrs 30 min

    Access

    • Main roads between Lyon/Perpignan,

    33 km south-west of Nîmes,
    45 km south-west of d’Arles,
    27 km east of Montpellier

    • From Nîmes: A9, exit 26 Gallargues via RN113, then D979
    • From Arles: exit 4 via D570 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to D38
    • From Montpellier: exit 2 via D66, then D62

    Contact

    Tours et remparts d’Aigues-Mortes
    30220 Aigues-Mortes
    Tel: +33 (0)4 66 53 61 55 - Fax: +33 (0)4 66 53 79 98
    Email: resaaigues-mortes@monuments-nationaux.fr

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Point of interest

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

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