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Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I think it was 7.50 euros, for that you get to walk all the way around the walls and the tower of Constance (although we were knackered after the walls and skipped the tower). All the way around there are fascinating items to discover and displays. There is some good information but a lot of it is in French only - possibly something to consider, as this area is popular with foreign tourists. The views from the walls are amazing - well worth a visit.

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Not well known by many but quite an impressive walled city albeit a small one. Worth a look if you're in the vicinity of Montpellier or the Camargue. Too many souvenir shops for a peaceful visit but the tower and remparts are worth a look.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

The walk around the Aigues Mortes ramparts, including the Tour de Constance, takes about 1.5 hours if you have a quick read of the information provided at the various places of interest. There is a lot of information provided so if you have a real interest in the history of the local area, or the crusades, and wish to absorb all of it, the walking tour may well take you longer.
The walk costs 7euro50 for adults and children are free.
You get a marvellous view of the town if Aigues Mortes and the nearby canals and salins from the ramparts.
The only downside is that it can get very hot if you do this walk in the middle of the day in summer, which we did. It would probably have been more pleasant either earlier or later in the day. A sunny winter's day would be perfect. Children may also get a little bored if they get tired and are not interested in the history.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

If in the area, this is a must see city. The condition of the ramparts are trulely amazing! As the city is at sea level and the land and canals around are flat the walls seem huge!

Thank PedalsMoving
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great time scaling the tower, walking the walls and discovering the town. We walked the entire perimeter and it was great. It was a hot day so each time we got to a tower we stopped and took in the information, display or art that was inside. It also was a great opportunity to see the town inside the walls. Highly recommend it!

Thank Hayley S
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