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Don't miss the Tower of Constance

In Stes. Maries de la Mer, south of Aigues Mortes, there is a Gypsy Festival every May. This is not the only time you see them though. They have a long and very interesting history in the area. Do stop in the church just off Place St. Louis because there are some very interesting exhibits and stories of the Aigues Mortes / Gypsy connections.

Climb the tower and walk the ramparts - great view

It's fun to walk the streets of Aigues Mortes visiting all the touristy little shops, especially the nougat shops! However, don't miss the chance to climb the Tower of Constance for the wonderful views all around the town. On a clear day it is unbelievable. There is an elevator which you can use when it's working.

When you've climbed the tower, take a walk around the ramparts. You get stunning views in every direction both inside and outside the town.

View from the Ramparts

One of the joys of walking the ramparts is you see everything without being in a crowd. Most people are down on the streets . . . as you can clearly see. The Place St. Louis is in the distance and is great people watching with the fountain and all the outdoor cafes.

If you look off the ramparts in the other direction, you see huge mountains of salt that has been harvested nearby.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning setting, lots of fun, history come to life
  • Cons:Can get a bit overcrowded in season
  • In a nutshell:A great visit while in the Camargue, restaurants, shops, history, views.
  • Intro Written Apr 18, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Looks great!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jun 12, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      I just wish the travel pages were divided into areas like they used to be. I had to go through all of them, to find which places were in Auvergne!

    • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
      Jun 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      I agree. The photo ones are divided and you can keep clicking on "Show 50 more" but that takes forever. I have trouble finding my own pages without the region division . . . ;^)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    This sounds like a great place for . . . a walk, of course.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    I love Aigues-Mortes. Tour de Constance is also famous for the Protestant women prisoners that were jailed for their faith, including the most reknown, Marie Durand, jailed at 18, freed at 66.

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2007 at 4:24 AM

    Nice page

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2007 at 7:01 AM

    My mom's in Aigues Mortes today, with her Nîmes boarding-school buddies from way back. I can see they'll have a good time - even if it is a cold November day!

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2007 at 3:14 PM

    We hada great day in Aigues Mortes.We trudged the ramparts-what views- out to the salt flats.Going back to Sete in June.I love that area.Diana

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