Provence, Southern France,
Aigues Morte 13 th Century Walled City
In Provence the South of France Aigues Morte, a 13th century walled city located in the Petit Camargue of Provence was built by Louis IX of France.  He rebuilt the port city as France's only Mediterranean port at the time.
Aigues Morte is a 13th Century walled city located in the Petit Camargue of Provence in Southern France.
Louis IX of France rebuilt the port city as France's only Mediterranean port during Medieval times.
The Romans founded the city in 102 BC which, since the tenth century, has been called the Dead Waters, Aigues Morte.
Aigues Mortes, the walled city in the Camargue
From the Medieval port 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.
The city walls measuring more than a mile, 5,413 walk on the walls the length of the city.  
The
Constance Tower, named after a Huguenot prisoner, was once part of the 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 city where shallow lagoons are used to evaporate sea water.  The Camargue has been noted, since Medieval times, for salt production by evaporation of Mediterranean Sea water.
Provence the South of France offers Aigues Morte, a 13th century walled city located in the Petit Camargue built as France's only Mediterranean port during Medieval times.
Aigues Morte, 13 th Century Walled City, Camargue, Provence
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House Rental, Villa Rental Details.  Several experienced renters have offered this advice.
  • Shop Well Ahead
You can save by renting a house or vacation apartment for your Provence vacation but you need to shop well ahead of your intended dates and you should do some research.  
  • Reviews, Photos, Google Satellite Map
Read the revues listed,  look at photos, and look at the property with the Google satellite maps, street view if possible.  Does the location match the photos supplied by the owner, is the house really in the village or on the coast, water view, mountain view etc.  Check the neighborhood with Google satellite street view; the cafés can get pretty noisy on weekend nights even in a small village.
    Communicate
Communicate with the owner or property manager by email and save the records of correspondence.  Communicate by telephone to verify that they are actually at that location.  Ask questions via email or telephone.
Does the kitchen have an oven and full stove or is it a hot plate on the counter.  Is there a washing machine, loaner bikes, pool, AC, WiFi, or is it dial-up.  Are there cleaning charges, extra charges for electricity, gas, rubbish removal etc.  How many stairs must you climb to reach the villa or house, is there secure parking    
  • Payment
Pay by credit card.  Pay a deposit but not the full amount before your visit, and only after looking at the agreement or contract.   Wire a small deposit and then call to confirm that the owner or manager received the bank transfer.    
Check Google for any forums or negative reports about the rental company or property.  
You will be asked to pay a security deposit and sign a contract stating the conditions for the return of the deposit.  If the contract is complicated or harsh and the owner or manager offers no reviews, no photos, and no flexibility in the payment method,  keep shopping.   
Reach Provence From Paris
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles,  Local flights reach Nimes and Avignon.
  • Train
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Aix,  Nimes, and Marseilles from Paris.  Local trains serve Arles
  • Auto
Rental cars are available at CDG and at the TGV Stations in Paris, Avignon, Marseilles, and Nimes.  Available also in Arles.
AutoEurope is available in Avignon at the TGV  train station.
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