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  • 1 Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd Diderot F - 30220 Aigues-Mortes

    Walking around the ramparts gives visitors a useful overview of the town with fine views of the marina and salt marshes. Started in 1272, the walls of Aigues-Mortes are a good example of military architecture and have survived down the centuries rema..

  • 2 The Church of Our lady of the fine sand Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Grand-Rue-Jean-Jaurès F - 30220 Aigues-Mortes

    Built under Saint-Louis, this very run-down fortified Church (which has suffered several transformations, at one time it was used as a salt deposit) has a beautiful structure and décor highlighted by the stained-glass windows designed by Claude Viall..

  • 3 Chapel of the White Penitents

    Religious buildings

    F - 30220 Aigues-Mortes

    Built for a confraternity founded in 1622, this Baroque chapel has monstrances, canopies and lanterns which were used for processions. It is used for the Palm Sunday service every year.

  • 4 Chapel of the Grey Penitents

    Religious buildings

    r. Rouget-de-Lisle F - 30220 Aigues-Mortes

    Surrounded by cypress trees, this chapel has an imposing Baroque altarpiece carved by Jean Sabatier. Hidden under cattle fodder during the Revolution, it is unlikely to have survived the upheaval of the period had the building not been fortuitously c..

  • 5 Place St-Louis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place St-Louis F - 30220 Aigues-Mortes

    This pleasant shady square gets encroached upon by the terraces of its cafés in the high season. The 17C Capuchins Chapel today hosts exhibitions. Mounted on a central plinth, the statue of Saint Louis (by James Pradier, 1849) looks on as passers-by ..

  • 6 Salins du Midi

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rte du Grau-du-Roi F - 30220 Aigues-Mortes

    Salt extraction on the marshes of Aigues-Mortes has been going on since Antiquity. The local abbey of Psalmodi was known as one of the "salt abbeys". The tour of the works explains all the processes involved in obtaining this precious commo..

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