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  2. The Camargue
  3. Aigues-Mortes

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

Product ID: 283487
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Discover the 13th-century fortifications of Aigues-Mortes. Experience history dating back to the reign of Louis IX through brilliantly preserved architectural relics.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Amble along nearly 1 mile of ramparts to discover a turbulent chapter of French history
  • Gaze at stately stone towers stretching over the quaint waterfront
  • Learn of the complex military strategies utilized by 13th-century architects and generals
Full description
Step back in time and discover the thrilling world of medieval France at the Aigues Mortes Ramparts. With their use dating back to 1278, the ramparts stand as a historical record of architectural strategies used in medieval warfare, as well as the centuries-long struggle between Catholics and Protestants. Built to protect the Mediterranean port of Aigues Mortes, the fortifications comprise 20 towers and nearly a mile of stone wall.

Amble past the multiple entrances to the wall, including the Gardette Door, and gaze up at the Tower of Constance, one of the most well-preserved examples of medieval towers — used in the 19th century as a prison for Protestant dissidents. Keep your eyes peeled for traces of the projectiles fired at the ramparts during the many conflicts that occurred along the walls, each a priceless account of over 700 years of French military history.
Includes
  • Entrance to the monument
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guide

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Meeting point

Tours et remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Logis du Gouverneur, 30220 Aigues-Mortes.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Guests under 18 years and EU residents under 26 may enter for free with a valid ID
• The ramparts are closed on January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11, and December 25
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