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Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Aigues-Mortes

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With a foundation dating back to 102 BCE, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes is a seaside commune surrounded by well-preserved medieval city walls. It's also home to the Tower of Constance, built on the site of the former Matafère Tower that Charlemagne constructed in 790 CE. Despite the town's origins, most of the existing structures were created during the Middle Ages. Explore several structures designed by various monarchs, as well as the location where 45 Templars were imprisoned and tried. You also can visit the Chapel of the Gray Penitents, Chapel of the White Penitents, the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Sablons, and Saint-Louis Square, which contains the famous statue of Saint-Louis. Put Salin d'Aigues-Mortes into our Aigues-Mortes day trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Aigues-Mortes.
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  • We took a mini-train tour of 1 h 15 min and it was great. There were two stops on the way to climb up one of the salins and visit the museum. On the way we could see a castle right and the middle of.....  more
    We took a mini-train tour of 1 h 15 min and it was great. There were two stops on the way to climb up one of the salins and visit the museum. On the way we could see a castle right and the middle of.....  more »
  • 11 EUR for a trip in… French… only. Most boring 1.5 h in a long time. Could have been interesting if any information was in English. Listen for 1.5 h and not understand anything, driving around salt.....  more
    11 EUR for a trip in… French… only. Most boring 1.5 h in a long time. Could have been interesting if any information was in English. Listen for 1.5 h and not understand anything, driving around salt.....  more »
  • Had wanting to go to the salt flats for quite some time now (mainly due to Instagram photos!). I'm disappointed though. Good points: The water really is very pink (as of July 2021) and it's huge... 
    Had wanting to go to the salt flats for quite some time now (mainly due to Instagram photos!). I'm disappointed though. Good points: The water really is very pink (as of July 2021) and it's huge...  more »
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  • Loved it because if the wonderful natural phenomenon of red water. Very very beautiful sight. We went in by foot (without a guide) and payed approximately 8€ each. A few tips: Come in late afternoon for the most redness, but before 16.30 (because they stop letting people in here) Bring sun lotion, something to drink and good walking shoes. There is zero shade and zero spots to sit down in there. If you want to go a full circuit it'll take a long time. We walked inwards for like 30 minutes and back out again the way we came.
  • Very disappointed. Could not book tickets online during the holiday period. No explanation why. After a 2 and a half hour drive with our American guests, we arrive at 12:30 to buy tickets for the 3:15 train tour. The ticket office was closed for lunch, which of course was not mentioned on the website. We left to visit Aigues Mortes. On the website it says to be there 15 minutes before the tour so we arrived well before 3 to buy tickets. On arrival, tickets sold out. The response was that we could buy tickets for tomorrow. This was not possible as it was a 5-hour return trip. When I stated that we had been there early to buy tickets, the woman said that the opening times were posted on the door, which is of course a big help when you are already there. Extremely disappointed and embarrassed as I am someone who plans well in advance. Not a great experience for our guests. The information signs are also riddled with spelling errors which is an embarrassment for the establishment. Please do better.
  • The trip on the little train was brilliant. Now I’ve read reviews by English people saying it was bad because there was no translation but I say embrace the opportunity to just listen to some French and appreciate the views which are spectacular! The driver of the train tells you stuff and is clearly passionate about salt! You stop to look around a little museum and another stop to climb a mound of salt for spectacular views! If anything it is worth it just for this. Saw flamingos and hummingbird moths and dragonflies flew alongside and through the train. If you have a big proper job camera, probably don’t even think about using this as you are rattling all over the place. Use your phone and save your big camera for the top of the salt mound.
  • Not bad, but maybe is better the tour with bike if you enjoy taking pictures. Train is a bit the same after 30 min despite the tour takes to a salt mountain and the guide explains the salt production.
  • We did the train ride tour. Beautiful views, very friendly driver and very interesting. I only wish that the information on the train was also in English. If you are going there and have a bike you’re in luck since you can bike wherever you want and stop for pictures wherever you want.

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