he origin of Aigues-Mortes goes back a long way. Men used to collect salt, to tame the whims of a wild nature, and a malarial climate long before King Louis IX came in the 13th century to glorify the history of these sites. Henceforth Aigues-Mortes, withdrawn medieval witness, evolves and surprises, crossing inexorably wars, conflicts, times of peace, centuries of glory and misery. Its towers and ramparts are marked by time, haunted by the mystery of their resistance. Nowadays, Aigues-Mortes preserves its traditional games with bulls. Centre of Camargue gastronomy, it turns to the Mediterranean sea and combines the secret of the past and the charm of the future.