Town Walls & Tour de Constance


Scaling the ramparts of the picturesque town of Aigues-Mortes rewards you with sweeping views. Head to the top of the 13th-century Tour de Constance (in which persecuted Huguenots were imprisoned in the 16th century) to reach them. The 1.6km wall-top walk takes about one hour.

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