Aigues-Mortes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in Languedoc-Roussillon, 35 km from Nimes and 30 km from Montpellier. It is connected to the sea through the channel of Grau-du-Roi. The city itself is at a crossroads channels. It is also a medieval town of the thirteenth century, where there are many monuments and vestiges of the Middle Ages. The town is an ancient fortified city that was originally a small fishing village and salt gatherers. There are 1640m² of walls that keep well, with six towers, the best known is the Constance Tower and ten doors. It was Louis IX who built the canal to have an opening on the East for his crusades (XIII century). Its economy is based on salt with a production of 500,000 tons per year. Currently, she is also a tourist resort too. To see: the ramparts; Carbonnière Tower that protected the city from any invasion by land; the Church of Our Lady of Sablons, the Chapel of Grey Penitents and the Chapel of White penitents, among others.


For the best pictures, go on the ramparts; you will also have a beautiful view of the entire region of the Camargue.
Also consult the schedule at the tourist office as there are several events and performances on the ramparts all year long.
If you visit the city in the second week of October, you can attend the celebration of the end of the harvest and the end of the harvest salt.

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