A fortified city in the Camargue
In the heart of the Camargue, Aigues-Mortes flaunts its medieval ramparts, surrounded by the many lagoons in the area. With 6 towers and 10 gates, the city’s ramparts are impressive, to say the least, and are home to magnificent religious heritage. Despite the city’s tumultuous past, strongly associated with the Crusaders and Templars era, Aigues-Mortes is now a seaside resort with an economy that mainly relies on salt extraction from the marshes. The Rhône and Grau-du-Roi canals flow between Aigues-Mortes’s marina and the town of Sète.