Aigues-Mortes

History of the monument

Royal features. Not only are the defensive systems excellent, but real attention was paid to comfort and decoration.
 
Port and then prison of the kingdom. A canal links the town to the Mediterranean. Indeed, Saint Louis was the first French king to have a port on the south coast. It was from here that he left for his crusades in 1248 and 1270. Aigues-Mortes gradually silted up and the towers were turned into prisons. It was used to hold Protestant prisoners after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
 
Revival. When a vineyard protected from phylloxera was planted and sea bathing became fashionable, the town experienced a revival from 1875.

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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2 September 2016 - 19H36

@lecmn 

Zoomez dans nos photos !
Maintenant Instagram permet de zoomer. Ne vous en privez pas pour découvrir les monuments au plus près comme ici avec les remparts...
26 August 2016 - 19H57

@lecmn 

Bienvenue aux tours et remparts d'#AiguesMortes . Ils furent édifiés au XIIIe siècle afin de doter le royaume de France d'un port sur la Méditerranée !

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