Requiring access to the Mediterranean Sea to go on a crusade, the King Saint Louis created the port of Aigues-Mortes, a city acquired in the royal domain. He built the ramparts and the towers where the Templars were held prisoner years later.
The city was built by the Glanic people as oppidum, then renamed Glanum after the defeat against the Romans.Abandoned in the 3rd century, it was rediscovered late and now offers an impressive testimony to antiquity, just like Pompeii.
Visit just a few kilometers from Arles this magnificent Benedictine abbey founded in the tenth century. Its wealth allowed its rise of the eleventh century when the abbey of Montmajour became the necropolis of the Counts of Provence until the French Revolution.