The Constance Tower

The Constance Tower

From 1575 to 1622, Aigues-Mortes was one of the eight safe havens granted to the Protestants. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 caused severe repression of Protestantism, which was marked in Languedoc and the Cévennes in the early 18th century by the “Camisard War”. Like other towers in the town, from 1686 onwards the Constance Tower was used as a prison for the Huguenots who refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. — Wikipedia

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The salt evaporation ponds just outside the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes

The salt evaporation ponds just outside the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes

In 1893 a conflict between the French and the Italians who worked in the salt evaporation ponds of Peccais erupted, killing nine and injuring hundreds on the Italian side (Enzo Barnabà, Le Sang des Marais, Marseille, 1993). — Wikipedia

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