Encyclopedia > Aigues-Mortes

  Article Content

Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-mortes is a French city, in the departement of Gard, in the south of France.

It is famous for the well-preserved city walls surrounding the city.

History

The foundation of the city is attributed to Marius Caius[?], around 102 BC, but the first document mentioning a place called "Ayga Mortas" (dead waters) dates from the 10th century.

Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) launched the 7th and the 8th crusades from Aigues-Mortes.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sakhalin

... end of World War II. Sovereignty over Sakhalin and the neighoring Kurile Islands remains disputed, no final peace treaty having been signed. Its orography and ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 25.7 ms