Our most recommended things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Camargue: Half-Day 4x4 Guided Safari Adventure

1. Camargue: Half-Day 4x4 Guided Safari Adventure

Explore Camargue, France, on a guided safari adventure tour aboard a 4x4 with an open roof view. Visit authentic landscapes including the rice fields and ponds of a local marsh. See Camargue horses and bulls and marvel at the flight of flamingos. Plus, taste local foods and wines. Get picked up from your accommodation before starting your adventure. Board the 4x4 and stop at a breeding ranch to experience Camargue's animals. See the Camargue horses and bulls. Then, explore the middle of the marsh of the old Vistres. Travel through the rice fields and along the ponds and canals. Get a chance to see flamingos and other wildlife. Then, transport to another time while stopping at the heart of the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes. During the tour, enjoy a gourmet break at the Mas du Notaire, where the tour turns from sight to taste. Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy local foods and drinks (PDO bull saucisson, fougasses, fruit juices, etc.). End the tour on a full stomach as you're dropped off back at your accommodation.

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

2. Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

Step back in time and discover the thrilling world of medieval France at the Aigues Mortes Ramparts. With their use dating back to 1278, the ramparts stand as a historical record of architectural strategies used in medieval warfare, as well as the centuries-long struggle between Catholics and Protestants. Built to protect the Mediterranean port of Aigues Mortes, the fortifications comprise 20 towers and nearly a mile of stone wall. Amble past the multiple entrances to the wall, including the Gardette Door, and gaze up at the Tower of Constance, one of the most well-preserved examples of medieval towers — used in the 19th century as a prison for Protestant dissidents. Keep your eyes peeled for traces of the projectiles fired at the ramparts during the many conflicts that occurred along the walls, each a priceless account of over 700 years of French military history.

From Avignon: Camargue

3. From Avignon: Camargue

After a 1-hour drive through rice fields and brackish ponds, during which your tour guide will introduce you to the peculiarities of the Camargue, you will be dropped off at the beautiful Bird Park of Pont de Gau (admission ticket included). Created by a family of nature lovers in 1949, the Bird Park is situated in the heart of the regional nature park of the Camargue, which is how we call the delta of the Rhône river. There's no better place to observe the iconic bird of the region. An easy walk along marshes and ponds, following a well-signed footpath, will allow you to get very close to pink flamingos, that cohabit here with hundreds of other bird species. The Camargue is also a country of traditions and history! Meet your driver again and head to the charming coastal town of Saintes Maries de la Mer. Discover the legend that led to the construction of the impressive fortified church Our Lady from the Sea, known in France for the celebrations it holds for each Mary's feast, in May and October. The feast held in May draws large numbers of Roma Catholics to the town for a week. They come here to worship the relics of Sarah, their patron saint. Don't miss a visit to the interiors of the church, dating back to the beginning of the 11th century, and enjoy a panoramic view from the sentry walk on the roof (4€/adult). Afterwards head to the beach, where you can go for a relaxing walk along the promenade, where reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings are exhibited, or for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Don't forget to taste some local specialties, like seafood, bull meat and rice (lunch not included). After lunch, meet your guide again and continue the journey through wild landscapes and picturesque farms, ranches and salt marshes. Your tour guide will stop along the way to observe and photograph Camargue horses and bulls. These animals are a fundamental element of the region's culture, where it is not unusal to come across a bull race or a folklore event involving horses. Before getting back to Avignon, discover Aigues Mortes, one of the highlights of the region, a wonderfully preserved walled city dating back in the 13th century. Funded by King Louis IX in 1240 as a starting base for the Crusades, Aigues Mortes comes out from nowhere among salt pans and rice fields. Its massive rampart shelters narrow paved streets and small squares, where you can do some shopping and taste delicious local desserts. You can also opt for a walk on the sentry walk atop the rampart, which is the best way to spot the neighboring salt marshes.

Visit Camargue and salt marshes from Montpellier

4. Visit Camargue and salt marshes from Montpellier

Enjoy an excursion to Aigues Mortes, a magnificent fortified city, classified as a Grand site Occitanie. In its downtown area, you will find a beautiful square where the famous statue of Saint Louis is located. Discover the "salins du midi" (by small train) and let yourself be seduced by the pink colors. Walk among the lakes to discover the birds of the Camargue Enjoy Saintes Maries de la mer and visit its emblematic building: its church with the statue of Saint Sara, the Black Virgin. On the way back, discover the Tour Carbonnière alone in the middle of the marshes and rice fields. This square tower of the 13th century impressed the travelers of the time. Take the beautiful stairs to enjoy a view of the whole region

Montpellier : half day wine tour in Camargue

5. Montpellier : half day wine tour in Camargue

Starting from Place de l'Europe in Montpellier at 9 am. You have to come 15 min before to make sure i have time to give you all your equipment ! Discover the wonderful Camargue country with all of this culture, folklore and history. Share a delicious moment with a winegrower in the vineyards. Take part in a wine tasting game that will introduce you to wine tasting. Then enjoy a picnic with ultra local products for 2 hours. Appreciate a walk through another winery, not far from the first one, to show you two very different winemaking techniques and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aigues-Mortes salt flats from the gigantic tuns. Taste the wines and note the difference with those of the first domain because you will be trained ! At the end of the activity you will be taken back to the starting point in Montpellier by minibus.

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What people are saying about Aigues-Mortes

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Quite smooth check in process. Our guide is a summer student but very passionate about the bull fighting culture, did a great job explaining everything! Recommend!

We had a great time, Freddy is a great guide, the tasting break was also very interesting, I absolutely recommend to do if you come to the area

Very informative and very well organized. Our guide was of a very good level and was very invested. His name was Michel I believe.

Good experience even if you can't get close to the animals. The tasting of charcuterie and fougasse with wine is very nice

Very good guide, who knows what he is talking about. Everything was very well explained. I highly recommend!