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


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

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



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.


Restaurants & cafes

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


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


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.