Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

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Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

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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.

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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
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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.
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  • Entrance to the monument
  • Audio guide

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

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Important information

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  • 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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