Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes in the south of France

A cruise to Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes is located in the department of the Gard, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, southern France.

A medieval jewel to visit

walls-aigues-1

Isolated by salt water, canals, rivers and the Petit Camargue marshes,  huge walls have defended this ancient place for centuries.

walls-aigues
One of the gateways to the town

The only entrances are through 10 huge fortified doorways passing through the 6 metres thick wall.

The town has a small port and is connected to the Canal du Rhône à Sète via a section called the Canal d’Aigues-Mortes. Access to the sea is provided by the Canal du Grau-du-Roi.

A brief history of Aigues-Mortes

The king Saint Louis IX began building the fortifications and the construction of the tower of Constance in the 13th century. The port of Aigues Mortes was to provide a direct route for his crusades

Intro-Muro

ag-02-1

You can easily spend the whole day exploring the old houses, shops and buildings. With very few cars, the narrow streets are fun and relaxing to explore.

IMG_5250-1

Restaurants & cafes

The warm summer breezes of the south  bring mouth watering flavours to you.

DSCN1142-1

The central square with the statue of Saint Louis and many choices for dinning in the shade.

IMG_5257-1

On every street you’ll find tempting menus and fruity wines. Try the sea food platters followed by Bull marinated in red wine, served with Camargue rice and a chilled Villa Oc rosé.

Cruising and barge rentals

Hotel barge Saroche

Self-drive boats and hotel barges cruising in the south should have Aigues-Mortes on their bucket list.
Find a rental boat in the Camargue region.