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The natural park of Camargue: Aiguës Mortes

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Still, take a walk through Aiguës Mortes Well worth it. The town is walled by reason that King Luis IX chose it as a starting point for the seventh crusade. At that time - mid-thirteenth century - Aiguës Mortes was on the seafront. Today, the designs of the Mediterranean have created lagoons and salt flats to remove it about eight kilometers from the salty sea.

Visiting Aiguës Mortes offers a curious effect. Surprising to observe large medieval walls surrounded by swamps and marshes. It is hard to understand the meaning of such a construction in such a strategic place today. Watching the show, anyone would say that one day the water-covered sands surrounding Aigües Mortes could suddenly dive into the city.

Upon reaching the town we find a paid parking lot next to one of the towers of the wall. There are a few towers in the well preserved wall and it is convenient to remember which one you parked on. We, after the visit, had to go around the town a few laps until we found the place where we had parked. You are notified.

Inside of Aiguës Mortes is very touristy and you will find many shops selling souvenirs, the famous salt of Camargue and many restaurants and bars with terraces.

The walls are excellently preserved and there is a tourist road that runs through the walls by its upper part. Entry costs 7 euros and you can surround the town following the great quadrilateral that forms the wall and its huge towers. From above you get beautiful views of the interior of Aiguës Mortes and the extensive landscape that forms the salt marshes and marshes around us.

There are other villages in the Camargue natural park that deserve your visit: Saintes Maries de la Mer, Grau du Roi and get lost on its roads until you reach Port Saint Louis du Rhône. However, the weather did not accompany and we decided to change the route and we chose to visit Nimes. Maybe next timeā€¦

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