Aigues-Mortes and Saint Louis
Aigues-Mortes is a french little medieval town in the south of the Gard, surrounding a city walls very well preserved.
The Centre for national monuments will commemorate the 8th century of the birth of Louis IX within monuments attached to the history of the king.
This temporary exhibition, shown until 31th December in three of the towers of the city, refers to the life of the king after he decided to "take his cross" in 1244 and embark on a new crusade. The itinerary he took between Saint-Denis and Aigues-Mortes is shown to visitors, allowing them to immerse themselves in the early period of the local area and the Capetian port, during the embarkation of the crusade.
The film : Aigues-Mortes, the port for the crusade. A documentary was created to tell the story of the town's origins.
Duration : 20mn, everyday. Permanent screening every 30 mn.