Imagine how the locals lived centuries ago on this tour, with a visit to an old medieval city. Leaving Sete behind, you’ll set off along the coast, enjoying uninterrupted sea views as you make your way to Aigues Mortes. Saint Louis, King of France, built this walled city back in the 13th century, in order to gain access to the Mediterranean Sea from his kingdom. Today, it’s one of the best-preserved French medieval cities of its time. When you arrive, you’ll get off the coach for a guided walking tour. As you’re steered through the stone streets, you’ll take in Saint Louis Square – which showcases French provincial life at its best – the timeworn Constance watchtower, and the Gothic church of Notre Dame des Sablons, which was built before the city’s walls. While you’re here, check out the impressive stained glass windows, too. Afterwards, there’s some free time so you can explore under your own steam. Venture outside the city’s walls to get some snaps of the salt pans and sea marshes that surround it, wander around the craft shops, or stop for a cappuccino at one of the square’s cafes. Once you’ve had time to look around, you’ll make your way back to the ship.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.