Nothing significant to add than a great medieval city, tourism
City of Saint Louis
Aigues Mortes, within the ramparts, is a fairly small area. You park right outside the ramparts (free) and walk through one of the large fortress gates. Just follow the street through town. You can take any of the cross streets or stay in the downtown area where there are lots of touristy shops, gelato shops and restaurants.Be sure to visit the...more
This is mini golf on a GRAND scale! there are 3 courses of 18 holes each and each and every hole is different ...the scale of this place is grand and the sheer beauty of the gardens and the scenery is stunning..one of the courses (white) is also suitable for people with disbilitiesThere is a cafe on site with pancakes and fresh made waffles (the...more
As we are divers we love anything to do with under the sea and so a trip to the nearby aquarium was always on the cards..plus a toursity thing like this gives ample opportunity to purchase tat for presents for the kids and the almost obligatory fridge magnet..for people with small children this could be part of a whole day out as it is part of a...more
The main attraction is the city ittself: Enjoy a medieval immersion and stroll in the old city. Spending one half day here is a good idea, it's pleasant for the eyes, hsitory, monuments and old military architecture.As this city is well known for tourism, the infrastructure is aligned: restaurants, hotels and shopings are availableIn 1240, Saint...more
The Tower of Constance is a dense keep (90 feet high and 60 feet wide) consisting of two large rooms, one above the other. Each has a vaulted ceiling and large fireplaces. In the walls are dungeons and stairs. One set of stairs leads higher onto a flat terrace from which a turret projects.more
The walls of Aigues-Mortes still encircle the largest part of the city and although the port has sited up long ago, it still has access to the sea. The salt flats still stretch out along the shore are a strong industry and further inland there are large vine yards. We entered the fortress through the Porte de la Gardetee and then climbed onto the...more
The square Saint Louis, the church Notre Dame des Sablons (XIII century): Saint Louis is everywhere. He was the key fundation of this city.Louis IX chose Aigues-MortesIn 1245, Pope Innocent IV called upon the European sovereigns to lead a crusade to take back Jerusalem and the holy land.King Louis IX responded and took charge of the Seventh...more
Was build in the 13th century and is still intact!Open all year round, every day except 1st January, 1st May, 1st and 11th November, 25th DecemberFrom September to April: 10.00 am to 5.00 pmThe ticket office is closed from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm and closes 1 hour before the towers and the rampartsFrom May to August: 10.00 am to 7.00 pmThe ticket office...more
The best way to discover the town is to take a walk along the walls that surround it.It takes 2 hours maximum and lets you discover the history of the city and you can overlook it as well.You can also visit the salines, the salt lakes where the famous seasalt of Aigues Mortes is won.more
Please stop around Aigues-Mortes to see the beautiful pink flamingos. You will spot them all over the Camargue. You might not get a very close look at them, but if you have a camera with a great zoom, you might be able to take some beautiful photos. By the way, even though they can be spotted all along the coastline, Camargue is the only place...more
440 Route De Nimes, Aigues-Mortes, 30220, fr
Good for: Business
35, boulevard Gambetta, Aigues-Mortes, 30220, Fran
Good for: Families
This hotel is a very short walk from where my parents yacht is moored and it is decidedly cheaper...more
This is a local restaurant run by local people with a real flair for the food of the region and a well renowned place to eat steak and chips....so we did!The decor is traditional and the service warm and friendly ( and multi lingual too!)Let me start by explaining that I am frequently dissapointed when my request for a blue steak merely sees me...more
This was a newly opened restaurant when we visited and most of the thought had been put into the 'lounging 'part as the seats were a bit odd to sit on the front of to eat and the tables just slightly too low to eat from comfortably, this can be rectified by making more specific eating and lounging areas and we hope since this was obviuos to us that...more
This is a local bar right next to the Sushi place I also mentioned and its JAM PACKED with stock...what you want he has got I'm sure....might take a while to find it but ts there...on the shelves on the walls..on the stairs...in the hayloft...
Hving a stock of 400 beers and 500 whiskeys ,300 wines and much more must
be exhausting but the manager was freindly and fun and semed to be having a good time himself setting out the out door tables and singing...I bet when this place fills up that everyone has a grand night out.
Dress Code: Come as you are!
Cars are not allowed in the old medieval city.
Tourism information center map for parking locations is attached (picture)
Amazing, wonderful, a unexpected choice, for your tasting and your eyes.
Candy(Candy store), craft(home-made). La "Cure gourmande" (The greedy cure) is a well known cookie factory. Degustation inside the shop is possible and recommended
What to buy: Candy, sweet, cookies (home made)
What to pay: This is artisannat, even if the prices are moderated, don't expect to be align on big shop centers like Carrefour. This is not the same segment
When it is the running of the bulls and the bulls are about to come through firstly you will have heard safety announcements over and over in 5 languages and then just before the first riders arrive you will hear a loud explosion like a depth charge and then you MUST get back behind the safety barriers!
NO bulls are EVER harmed during this bullrunning ,,it is simply a chance for the riders to show off thier skills and for the young bulls to attract the eye of farmers wanting to buy or looking for studs.
from what I saw the young lads might be looking for sume studding jobs too! LOL
Main attraction is the city itself:
a great medieval city walls, rebuilt by Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) in the 13th century as France's only Mediterranean port at that time.
It was the embarkation point of the Seventh Crusade (1248) and the Eighth Crusade (1270). The town is actually several miles inland and the port.
Fondest memory: City is deeply linked with French history and king Saint Louis