Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) rebuilt the port in the 13th century as France's only Mediterranean port at that time. It was the embarkation point of the Seventh Crusade (1248) and the Eighth Crusade (1270).
The 1,650 meters of city walls were built in two phases: the first during the reign of Philippe III the Bold and the second during the reign of Philippe IV the Fair, who had the enclosure completed between 1289 and 1300. The Constance Tower, completed in 1248, is all that remains of the castle built in Louis IX's reign. It was designed to be impregnable with six-meter-thick walls. A spiral staircase leads to the different levels of the tower.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Nîmes (France) (33 km), Pont du Gard (50 km), Avignon (France) (65 km), Miramas le Vieux (France) (67 km), Perpignan (France) (143 km), Carcassonne (France) (154 km), Rocamadour (France) (247 km), Nice (France) (248 km), Principality of Monaco (260 km), Sarlat-la-Canéda (France) (279 km), Sagrada Família (292 km), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (292 km), Barcelona (Spain) (293 km), Palau and Park Güell (294 km), Turin (Italy) (325 km), Geneva Motor Show (333 km), Lourdes (France) (347 km), Asti (Italy) (352 km), Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet (353 km), Tarragona (Spain) (364 km)