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Aigues-Mortes is a town in the Occitanie region in southwest France, with well preserved medieval city walls surrounding a historical centre.

Get in[edit]

Map of Aigues-Mortes

By car[edit]

Take the highway south from Nimes.

By train[edit]

Aigues-Mortes has a train station, like most places.

View along the ramparts to the Constance Tower

Get around[edit]

The historical centre is all contained within a compact area of the city walls, easily explored on foot.


Aigues Mortes is a nice fortified city, where it's possible to visit the ramparts, the walk through the village and the nearby Salt Works.


Walk around the ramparts of the medieval city walls, and see inside the various towers, including the Constance Tower. This costs money. The ticket office, located in the North West corner, offers audio guides, but is closed at lunchtime.


Lots of shops selling tourist nick-nacks


There are many pleasant cafes and restaurants within the city walls, particularly around the central square.

  • Sushi Shu Japanese Restaurant


  • Bam Bar


  • Mona Lisa Royal Hôtel


Go next[edit]

The cities of Montpellier and Nimes are closest to Aigues-Mortes.

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