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Towers and Walls of Aigues-Mortes
Local name: Tours et remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
In the Middle Ages, the fortifications of Aigues Mortes defended the port on the Mediterranean coast of France. Currently, a fragment of walls over one and a half kilometers long with towers, gates and defensive towers is made available to tourists.
Fortifications were built in the 13th century. They served different purposes for centuries. They defended the coast, were a shelter for the population, but also in the towers Protestants were held during religious wars. Their reconstruction began in 1875. Since then, they are considered one of the most important tourist attractions in the area.
The preserved fragment of the walls is 1634 meters long. It is reinforced with 20 defensive towers and towers. Original Gothic vaults have been preserved in them. Currently, exhibition towers are located in some of the towers. Temporary art exhibitions are organized. The defensive walls can be visited with a guide on a specially prepared tourist route.