Aigues-Mortes Towers and Ramparts

Aigues-Mortes Towers and Ramparts
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Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

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.

Aigues-Mortes Towers and Ramparts: Our most recommended tours and activities

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

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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4.8
(17 reviews)

this fortified city is very beautiful and the course of the ramparts and towers of the city is well documented. We find there the history of the city with many written and visual documents which will bring you back to the past of this city like no other which has weighed in the history of the region and of France. In addition, the view of the nearby saltworks is magnificent from the fortifications and gives the site a unique situation.

Getting tickets via Getyourguide avoids the queue when you arrive. Very interesting museum (with models, video animations). Even the children were captivated. Nice game for children on the walkway, which also offers magnificent views of the city of course, but also of pastures, the Rhône canal, the salt marshes of the Midi and even the Mediterranean Sea.

You walk along the entire perimeter of the medieval walls. The concomitance of a photographic exhibition is interesting.

Very good self-guide tour. Beautiful little town, absolutely worth seeing.

Good experience visiting the ramparts of Aid'aigur Morte