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Excursions around Montpellier: Aigues-Mortes

Visit of the oldest French port in the Mediterranean (departure of the last two crusades of the Middle Ages). Situated 6 km from the sea, this medieval fortified town built in the 13th century is surrounded by intact ramparts almost 2 km long.Tour of the Remparts and visit of the tower of Constance (former lighthouse of the 13th century. then former protestant prison and its famous prisoner Marie Durand), Panoramic view on the city, the ponds of Camargue, the salt mountains of the salt marshes of the south, the pink flamingos, the pink salt marshes. Free time in the city. Tasting of the fougasse (brioche with orange blossom), sweet speciality of Aigues-Mortes.



Horse riding (duration about 1 hour) for beginners, in a protected reserve of the Camargue. This ride will take place in the pine forest (maritime pine forest) and on the edge of the pond of Ponant a few kilometres from Aigues-Mortes. You will discover the typical flora and fauna of the Petite Camargue. Pink flamingos and a sublime landscape await you. The white horse which is immediately associated with the Camargue will make you discover its impressive habitat. Another way to discover the Camargue. Free time 1h at the beach or at Aigues-Mortes.


Visit of the Salins du Midi. Being the world's second richest biological resource after the tropical forest, the Salins du Midi offers you a unique biodiversity. Thanks to a special ecosystem, come and see an exceptional fauna and flora with 200 species of birds and 208 plant species. First flamingo reserve in Europe. Discover the Salins du Midi on a small train to discover the salt of the Camargue.