France Tour Carbonnière

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Gert Lucas

About this spot
Located 6 km from Saint Laurent, on the old road to Aigues-Mortes, rises in the middle of the marshes, an imposing square tower of the 13th century, built at the will of Saint-Louis (King Louis IX) at the same time as the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes.

In the 13th century, this tower was an outpost of the Tour de Constance. As evidenced by the intense activity of the fireplace on the 1st floor, a garrison was stationed there permanently.

Today, from the top of this observatory, classified as a Historic Monument since December 1, 1903, you can contemplate the Camargue flora and fauna in a protected environment (little egrets, gray herons, moorhens, nutria, also horses and Camargue bulls).

Open 24 hours a day for access to the furnished terrace.

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Web links

https://www.camargue.fr/tourisme/tour-carbonniere


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