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The foundation of the town

Aigues-Mortes was founded in 1240 by the French king known as Saint Louis. It was the first harbour of the French kingdom on the Mediteranean Sea. It was build for traiding with Italy and the near East and for leaving to the Crusades.

The 'Camargue'

La terrasse de la tour de Constance, haute de 30 m, et les remparts offrent l'une des vues les plus belles du Languedoc: tables salantes et camelles de sel de salins, campagne camarguais, flore riche et variée des marais ...

Tour de Constance

One of the 20 towers on the walls, the biggest one. Was used as a prison during the XVII th century.

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  • Pros:Very beautifull
  • Cons:Very touristic
  • Last visit to Aigues-Mortes: Sep 2007
  • Intro Written Sep 22, 2007
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