Aigues Morte, Camargue, Provence, Sightseeing Southern France.

Aigues Morte in the Petite Camargue of Southern France is great for sightseeing because you can walk on the high walls that rim the walled Provence town built in the 13th Century

Aigues-Morte Sightseeing

Roman Settlement
The Romans first founded the city in 102 BC which, since the tenth century, has been called the "Dead Waters," Aigues Morte.
Medieval Times
Louis IX of France rebuilt the port city as France's only Mediterranean port during Medieval times.  The 13th Century walled town is located in the Petite Camargue of Provence in Southern France, easily reached from Arles.

Aigues Mortes, Camargue, Provence the South of France walled town
  • Crusade Era
From the Medieval port,  of Aigues Morte, the Seventh Crusade of 1248 and the Tenth Crusade of 1270 left for Jerusalem.
Since the tenth century, the city has been called the Dead Waters,   
Aigues Morte, because the harbor silted up.
The city walls measuring more than a mile, 5,413 feet, were completed by 1300 AD.  Visitors can walk on the walls the length of the town.  
  • Constance Tower
The Constance Tower, named after a Huguenot prisoner, was once part of castle completed in 1248 AD by Louis the IX, locally known as St Louis.
The tower is open for visits.
From the high walls of the city you can see that area around the town where shallow lagoons are used to evaporate sea water.  
  • Salt Production
The Camargue has been noted, since Medieval times, for salt production by evaporation of Mediterranean Sea water.

Aigues-Morte History

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Aigues Morte, a fortified town in the Petite Camargue of the Rhone Delta, Provence, the South Of France.
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March to November
Spring Summer and Fall are a good time to visit Provence although November and March will
have more rainy days.  
  • Winter
Winter months are without snow but could be cold even on the Rhone Delta and at Aigues Morte.
 The Mistral wind could be cold in winter.
  • Biking Hiking
Camargue Provence biking and hiking is good any season.  It will be hot and dry during July,
August, and the first half of September
  • Trail Closing
Some woods and trails could be closed due to fire hazard in July, August, and the first part of
  • ProvenceWeather
The weather in Provence is temperate March, April (50-75 F) and May and the early part of
June.  These month are considered low season in terms of lodging prices.  The end of June,
and all of July and  August can be crowded at times in Provence as much of Europe takes its
summer vacation, many visitors will be camping in the Camargue and at Aigues Morte.
 Much of France goes on a six-week July August  vacation and many people head south.   
Summer months are warm and dry.  September to mid November offer low season vacation
rental prices.  Weather is ideal in May and June and September October, great months to visit.
Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration in the summer, more frequent
November to March.  

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