Sun filled Holidays in the South of France

Holiday Home to let in Aigues Mortes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

 

 

The Setting

The design was created by a thoughtful architect who also has a house on the project.  Words are not enough to describe the ambiance of the marina, you have to experience it to appreciate the true beauty. Ducks waddle around full of their own importance and fish jump right out of the water, although French law states no fishing and no swimming in the marina most of the French seem to ignore the signs. There is no shortage of things to do something for everyone - walking, cycling, swimming, horse riding, jet skiing, water skiing or simply just sitting on the terrace watching the water go by. There are lots of books for the readers amongst you and detailed guides of the region and the canal system.

 

Unique benefits of the property
The house is within easy walking distance of the town 15 minutes max (unless you are really slow). The town holds markets on a Wednesday and Sunday morning and in the high season there is also a flea market every Saturday morning.There are numerous restaurants in the town and square.

If you have your own boat ar are thinking of hiring one there is the added benefit of a 14 metre mooring alongside the property with stern on access.  

The History
Aigues-Mortes was originally intended to be the principal port in the South of France. It was founded in 1246 by Louis IX, who used the port as his base for 2 expeditions from the South of France to Cyprus and Tunis (where he met with his death). His son, Philip, took over from his father and commissioned Genoan engineers to build up Aigues-Mortes  famous fortified walls and grid-pattern streets. For a time the town prospered from the nearby salt beds. By the end of the 14th century Aigues-Mortes had become a back-water town, with its port area being swallowed up with silt. The town seems to have ambled through history up until the 19th century when it was rediscovered as a place to visit. Aigues-Mortes is now a mandatory stopping off point on any tour of Languedoc and the South of France. In 2007 the first Marina complex for 10 years was built here and now you have the opportunity to enjoy the ambience that this has created in a development that has been well designed to provide excellent leisure facilities.

 

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