At the gates of Little Camargue, in the department of Gard, Aigues Mortes is a medieval village that has managed to preserve an important historical heritage: built from the thirteenth century on the initiative of King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis), its ramparts-dAigues-dead-12543 impressive ramparts still dominate the marshes surrounding today; 1640 meters of fortifications topped twenty towers surround the city, including the Tower of Constance and 33 meter heights. Acute Dead was the starting point of two crusades led by St. Louis, the seventh and eighth (which will lead to the loss). The silhouette of these high walls became the symbol of the city and the assurance of its tourist success. Another curiosity to change old stones, it is possible to go on excursions around the city to discover the exploitation of salt in the salt and the entire ecosystem that develops in these fragile areas.

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