Sitting amongst the impressive marshlands, canals and grasslands of the Camargue in the Languedoc region of France is the striking medieval town of Aigues-Mortes. Built in the 13th century as a port, walking along the honey-coloured ramparts offers an extraordinary view of its famous salt mountains, and lovely town with its shops and gelaterias For more wonderful views, visit The Constance Tower – built to protect the port. From here you’ll see the vast flooded lands of the Camargue, home to an exceptional display of flora, fauna, wild horses and bulls. With more than 400 species of birds including the pink flamingo, Aigues Mortes is now classed as an Important Bird Area (IBA). A day trip to the salt mountains is a surprising must-see. A bus ride through the salt fields, for which Aigues Mortes is famous, is really quite fascinating, watching how this kitchen staple is produced. Certainly a town for interesting, wonderful and wild sights.