Visit the Fortress of Aigues Mortes near Provence
Contributor blog post by Nutmeg:
800km from its glacial source in Valais, Switzerland the Rhône River gasps as it reaches the Mediterranean Sea. Like a wide yawn the Rhône’s two branches; the Grande Rhône and the Petit Rhône empty their cargo at the mouth of the river. This area of Provence known as the Camargue, part of the Bouches du Rhône (mouths of the Rhône) is Europe’s largest river delta (930 sq km) and a wetland of significant size.
…Continue reading here to find out why you should plan a road trip to visit Aigues Mortes (the dead waters) and the fortress that was built under the direction of King Louis IX. The fort is an important piece of the history of Southern France. It is well worth taking the self-guided audio tour of the ramparts.
While you are in the area make sure to visit the salt flats – Les Salins d’Aigues Mortes.
Via:: Ginger and Nutmeg