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Highlights in Aigues-Mortes
- A medieval city in the heart of the Camargue
- A wild and generous nature
- A dive into history
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Holiday rental in Aigues-Mortes
Book a holiday accommodation in Aigues-Mortes and discover a magnificent medieval city located in the heart of the Camargue. Historical visits and nature outings will be on the agenda and will delight young and old alike. Whether you make a seasonal reservation on the edge of the marina or in the heart of the city, simplify your life with Holidu.
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Location and orientation
Located at the southern tip of the Gard and at the mouth of the Rhône, the town of Aigues-Mortes is a 13th century city surrounded by imposing fortifications. Strolling along its narrow streets will allow you to take an incredible trip back in time. You can also discover the salt marshes that surround the city and observe an incredibly rich fauna and flora.How to get to Aigues-Mortes?
If you come by car, the city is accessible by the A9 (exits n°26 and n°29). It can also be reached by TER, by plane (Nîmes or Montpellier airports) or by bus.
A destination for nature lovers
Visiting the salt marshes can be done by a small tourist train and allows you to learn more about salt exploitation while observing flamingos, ragans, herons, egrets, etc. A stop at the salt museum will allow you to discover how salt is formed and the work of salt workers. The visit can also be done by mountain bike.Discover the Camargue by the water
Many boats offer cruises to discover the wild Camargue, the marshes, the old port of Aigues-Mortes, the Vin des Sables vineyards, the Camargue horses, etc. Some boats even make stops in a manade to present the bulls and the work of the guards.
A legend that says that the sea used to lick the feet of the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes has passed through the centuries. According to historians, however, it is false. As for the name of the city, which means "Dead Waters", it would come from the surrounding marshes.
Top 3 things to do
The city walls and the Tower of Constance can be visited and offer an exceptional panoramic view of the Mediterranean and Mont Ventoux.2. Entering the church of Les Sablons
It is a small fortified church from the 13th century whose interior is decorated with 31 modern and colourful stained glass windows by Claude Viallat.3. Participate in the Saint-Louis celebrations
Every year in August, the Saint-Louis celebrations take place. During this period, the city lived in medieval times through shows, parades, markets, etc.