The Tower of Constance in Aigues Mortes (Gard)

A memorial to Protestant women prisoners

  • Constance Tower © O. d'Haussonville
  • Marc Dautry : In memory of the convicts on the galleys - Aigues-Mortes © O. d'Haussonville

This is an important Protestant memorial, under the administration of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (Centre for National Monuments), which commemorates the tragedy of the Protestant women (including Marie Durand) held in the Tower. She was a prisoner for 38 years and is said to have engraved the word ‘Resist’ on the edge of the well. The stories of these prisoners in the Tower are detailed on display boards.

An exhibition, in the Porte de la Gardette, which explains the history of the Reformation in the French Midi and includes 3 films, is open all year round.

To visit this memorial, phone the local tourist office on 0466537300.

The Tower of Constance in Aigues Mortes (Gard)

Place Anatole France, 30220 Aiguës-Mortes, France

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