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  • Skip the lines and explore the medieval Aigues Mortes Ramparts, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by King Louis IX in the 13th century.
  • Take a stroll around the 1.6 km long wall, featuring 20 medieval-era towers and 10 gates, that encloses the old town of Aigues-Mortes.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the salt marshes, where the famous Camargue salt is produced, the port, and the countryside from the ramparts.
  • Discover the significance of the fortifications, which served as a base for crusades, a refuge for Protestants, and a site of revolts.
  • Visit Constance Tower, a tribute to Protestant women prisoners. See where notable figures like Marie Durand who inscribed the word Resist on the well's edge were held.
  • Skip the lines and explore the medieval Aigues Mortes Ramparts, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by King Louis IX in the 13th century.
  • Take a stroll around the 1.6 km long wall, featuring 20 medieval-era towers and 10 gates, that encloses the old town of Aigues-Mortes.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the salt marshes, where the famous Camargue salt is produced, the port, and the countryside from the ramparts.
  • Discover the significance of the fortifications, which served as a base for crusades, a refuge for Protestants, and a site of revolts.
  • Visit Constance Tower, a tribute to Protestant women prisoners. See where notable figures like Marie Durand who inscribed the word Resist on the well's edge were held.

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  • Entry to Towers & Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
  • Tip: Bring your binoculars! The marshes you see from the ramparts are home to flamingos and other unique bird species.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Free entrance on the first Sunday of January, February, March, November, December, and European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September each year).
  • Guests get 1 hour before closing time to explore the mediation area, the Constance Tower, or the ramparts.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 11 August, 2026.
  • These tickets are valid until 11 August, 2026.
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Visiting the Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

The towers & walls of Aigues-Mortes stand as a testament to medieval engineering in Aigues-Mortes, France. These impressive structures encircle the town, offering a glimpse into its historical significance. Built in the 13th century, the towers and ramparts served as defensive fortifications, safeguarding the town's inhabitants. 

Keep reading to discover all about the towers, including directions, opening hours, and additional details.

Why Visit the Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes?

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  • Step into History: Immerse yourself in 1.65 km of well-preserved medieval fortifications, showcasing the remarkable military architecture of the 13th century.
  • Tower of Constance: Explore the Tower of Constance, once a prison for Protestants during the Wars of Religion. Marvel at 20 towers and 10 gates that embody the town's historical significance.
  • Crusader's Legacy: Discover Aigues-Mortes' role as the launch site for the Seventh and Eighth Crusades led by King Louis IX, gaining insight into its pivotal place in history.
  • Scenic Vistas: Take in panoramic views from the walls, overlooking the vibrant salt pans and marshes of the Camargue region, offering a unique perspective on the surrounding landscape.
  • Hidden Stories: Engage beyond the ramparts to uncover the legends of 20 towers, doors like the Gardette Door, and ancient imprints of conflicts that vividly narrate over 700 years of French military history.

Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes Highlights

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The Big Tower

Explore the monumental Constance's Tower, built in the 13th century, boasting a cylindrical structure with two entrances, offering panoramic views. With four levels accessed through a spiral staircase, it exemplifies royal architectural dominance, symbolizing the entrance to the realm of France.

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The Lower Room and the Cul-de-Basse-Fosse

Uncover the lower circular room, supported by intricate columns and ribbed vaults. Discover the cul-de-basse-fosse, connecting through an opening, possibly for storing supplies and sustaining the lighthouse during sieges. The 6-meter-thick walls, housing arches, a well, an oven, and a spiral staircase, reveal the tower's functionality and resilience.

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The Upper Room

Ascend to the upper room, mirroring the lower room's design. Admire graffiti depicting ships, echoing Aigues-Mortes' maritime history. Notably, the "REGISTER" engraving signifies resistance, a poignant tribute to Protestant defiance during the Wars of Religion. The upper room narrates historical struggles through its architecture.

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The Terrace

Climb the tower's terrace for breathtaking vistas at 26 meters high. Witness the parapet's modifications for gun embrasures, preserving military history. The terrace once housed a metal lantern fueled by fire, guiding ships to the harbour. Admire an expansive panorama encompassing townscapes, salt pans, and the Pic Saint Loup mountain.

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The Governor's Lodgings

Ascend the grand staircase to reach the second floor and themed rooms. Immerse yourself in Aigues-Mortes' founding, maritime trade, urban development, and architecture. Engage with immersive projections, models, and interactive displays detailing the town's evolution, maritime importance, and religious conflicts, ensuring a comprehensive experience for all visitors.

Plan Your Visit to the Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes

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  • From May 2th to August 31st
    Daily: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • From September 1st to April 30th
    Daily: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Last entry: The last access to the monument is 45 minutes before closing time.
  • Closed On: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

Address: Logis du gouverneur, Pl. Anatole France, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France

Find on Map

  • By Train: Line TER
    Nearest Stop: Gare de Aigues Mortes
  • By Car: To reach the Towers and Walls of Aigues-Mortes from Arles, follow D570, D38C, and D58 to Aigues-Mortes' Gare des Pêcheurs. The journey takes around 48 minutes. Alternatively, from Montpellier, take Quai des Tanneurs, Quai du Verdanson, Av. Jean Mermoz, and Av. Pierre Mendès-France to D66 for a 39-minute drive to the site.
    Car Parking: Free parking is provided at the site.
Aigues-Mortes - Rules
  • Treat the towers, ramparts, and surrounding areas with care and respect to preserve their historical significance.
  • Follow marked paths and routes to ensure your safety and the protection of the site's structural integrity.
  • Do not deface or damage any part of the structures or leave any litter behind. Help keep the area clean and well-maintained.
  • Pay attention to signs, information boards, and instructions provided by authorities for your safety and the safety of others.
  • Photography is usually allowed, but be considerate of other visitors. Avoid using tripods or equipment that might obstruct paths or disrupt the experience for others.
  • Maintain a peaceful atmosphere, especially in indoor areas or meditation spaces. Avoid loud conversations or disruptive behaviour.
  • Refrain from climbing on walls, towers, or any prohibited areas. Touching artefacts and surfaces may accelerate their deterioration.
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  • Salins d'Aigues-Mortes: Explore the nearby salt marshes and salt pans, where you can learn about salt production and enjoy picturesque landscapes.
  • Camargue Nature Reserve: Discover the breathtaking Camargue region, known for its diverse wildlife, including flamingos, white horses, and black bulls, as well as its unique wetlands.
  • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: Visit this charming coastal town to experience its rich cultural heritage, quaint streets, and beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Vincent Van Gogh Trail in Arles: Follow the footsteps of the famous artist through Arles, where you can see the places that inspired some of his most iconic works, including "Starry Night Over the Rhône."

Visitor Tips

  • Capture the beauty of the site, but also take time to immerse yourself in the experience without being solely focused on your camera.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, as the sun can be quite strong, especially on the exposed ramparts.
  • Be mindful of other visitors and maintain a quiet and respectful atmosphere, especially in meditation areas.
  • Familiarize yourself with the historical context of the site to fully appreciate its significance as you explore.
  • During peak tourist seasons, consider making reservations for guided tours or activities to secure your spot.
  • Take a moment to enjoy the tranquility of the ramparts and the panoramic views they offer.

All Your Questions About Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes Tickets Answered

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You can buy Aigues-Mortes tickets online as you can get great deals and discounts.

What is the cost of Aigues-Mortes tickets?

Aigues-Mortes entry tickets cost €9.

Can I get a discount on Aigues-Mortes tickets?

Yes, you can get a discount on Aigues-Mortes tickets if you buy them online.

What are the towers & walls of Aigues-Mortes?

The towers & walls of Aigues-Mortes are medieval defensive structures located in Aigues-Mortes, France. They were built in the 13th century and served as a walled fortification.

How can I get access to Aigues-Mortes?

You can get access to Aigues-Mortes with entry tickets.

Where is Aigues-Mortes located?

The towers & walls of Aigues-Mortes are located at Logis du gouverneur, Pl. Anatole France, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France.

What are some of the highlights of Aigues-Mortes?

The highlights include impressive views of the surrounding area from the towers, well-preserved medieval architecture, historical significance, and a glimpse into medieval defensive strategies.

How to reach Aigues-Mortes?

You can reach Aigues-Mortes by car and train.

What are the timings of Aigues-Mortes?

The timings of Aigues-Mortes vary depending on the month. Check the timings on the official website before booking your tickets.

Is Aigues-Mortes wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Aigues-Mortes is wheelchair accessible.

Is photography allowed in Aigues-Mortes?

Yes. Photography is allowed in Aigues-Mortes.

Is it worth visiting Aigues-Mortes?

Yes, visiting Aigues-Mortes offers a unique chance to explore medieval history and architecture. The towers and walls provide a captivating glimpse into the past and reward you with picturesque views, making it worth the visit.