Attack Saint Louis dungeon and explore the medieval fortifications in the heart of the Gard Camargue!
King Louis IX ordered a port be built in deep water near the shore in the 12th century. Royal privileges from the king encouraged people to settle on this difficult and inhospitable land.
Potted history: The town is linked to the Mediterranean by canal, Saint Louis was the first French king to have a port in the south. That’s where he weighed anchor for the crusades between 1248 and 1270. Aigues-Mortes gradually filled up with sand and turned its towers into prisons. Aigues-Mortes is a medieval town in central Camargue whose pedestrian streets, charming chapels and myriad events make it a must-visit! The Camargue and the salt lakes melting from blue into purple are a sight for sore eyes! This town is all about tradition: horses, bulls, flamingos and the good life!
Not to be missed: An artisan ice cream as you stroll along the town’s cobbled streets!
Must-dos: Aigues-Mortes city walls, Les Salins du Midi, Camargue cruise on the Pescalune, Tour Carbonnière.