Aigues-Mortes tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The remarkable town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town that retains its entire medieval defences and an interesting historical centre

Aigues-Mortes is situated in the Gard department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Aigues-Mortes. For detailed visitor information see the Aigues-Mortes travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Aigues-Mortes include "national monument".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aigues-Mortes in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Grande-Motte at 9 km and Palavas-les-Flots at 21 km.

Aigues-Mortes, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

Le Grau-de-Roi is one of the most eastern, and one of the...

See Le Grau-du-Roi guide
La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

Seaside resort at 9 km (direction west), in the Herault department

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long...

See La Grande-Motte guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west), in the Herault department

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 22 km (direction west), in the Herault department

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre in...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide
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at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

On the edge of the Camargue region, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a very pleasant...

See Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The Camargue region of marhes, with flamingoes and semi-wild horses and an...

See Camargue guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 25 km (direction west), in the Herault department

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional examples...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

Adults will enjoy seeing the many historic monuments in Sommieres, although children...

See Sommieres guide


Cathedral at 26 km (direction west), in the Herault department

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the...

See Maguelone guide


at 26 km (direction west), in the Herault department

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very...

See Montpellier guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

Nimes contains some of the most complete ancient Roman monuments to be...

See Nimes guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Herault department

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from...

See Les Matelles guide


at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in the historic centre...

See Arles guide
Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous amphitheatre...

See Roman Arles guide

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Markets in and near Aigues-Mortes

Market days in Aigues-Mortes: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Aigues-Mortes: market Sunday (0km)
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (6km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Thursday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Sunday (8km)
  • Marsillargues: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Lunel: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Aimargues: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Vauvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Aigues-Mortes, France

What to do at Aigues-Mortes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aigues-Mortes.


  • Mare Nostrum (22km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Montmajour Abbey (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (22km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (10km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (15km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (28km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (27km)

Geography and distances

Aigues-Mortes is in the south of France at 33 kilometres from Nimes, the department capital (general information: Aigues-Mortes is 605 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aigues-Mortes

Canton: Aigues-Mortes

Arrondissement: Nîmes

Department: Gard

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 30220

Distance to Aigues-Mortes

from Nimes (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 605 km

from Calais: 839 km

from Nice: 248 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Aigues-Mortes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Grau-du-Roi.

This page in French: Visiter Aigues-Mortes


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