During this trip, I will be both your driver and guide. I will show you around Aigues-Mortes since, as an official guide, I am authorized to guide you in this charming fortified city.
I suggest you make this trip in the morning or afternoon. Allow about 4 hours in total.
It is also possible to extend this trip to take the time to have lunch in Aigues-Mortes. I will show you the prices below on this page.
Aigues-Mortes was founded in the middle of the 13th century by the King of France Louis IX (Saint Louis for the French). It was then the first port created by the kings of France on the Mediterranean. I will explain to you why the village is in fact a few kilometers from the sea.
Still today protected by ramparts of 1600 meters, it's a grid-plan city.
I will guide you to Place Saint-Louis, in the Notre-Dame des Sablons church and through the alleys of Aigues-Mortes.
If you wish, we will access the Tower of Constance (entrance fee). It is the most imposing tower of Aigues-Mortes, it was built when the city was created.
This tower served both as a keep for the royal castle and as a lighthouse to locate the port for navigators.
We will visit the old prisons then we will do a very interesting route at the top of the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes.
While walking on the rampart walk, we will pass from tower to tower in order to enjoy both views of the village, the port and the famous salt marshes.
After our visit, you will have time to stroll through the shopping streets.
Many shops are located inside the walls of Aigues-Mortes.