CAMARGUE – Arles la Romaine

The origin of Aigues-Mortes goes back a long way. Men used to collect salt, to tame the whims of a wild nature, and a malarial climate long before King Louis IX came in the XIIIth century to glorify the history of these sites.Henceforth Aigues-Mortes, a withdrawn medieval witness, evolves and surprises, crossing inexorably wars, conflicts, times of peace, centuries of glory and misery. Its towers and ramparts are marked by time, haunted by the mystery of their resistance.Nowadays, Aigues-Mortes preserves its traditional games with bulls. Centre of Camargue gastronomy, it turns to the Mediterranean sea and combines the secret of the past and the charm of the future.Arles is the largest city in France with the surface area being 758 km2. It is encircled by an environment of exceptional beauty: the banks of the Rhône river, the arid plains of Crau, the Alpilles and the untamed land of Camargue. Once a metropolis of Roman Gaul, then Arles became a symbol of ardent Christianity as can be seen through the arena, the Alyscamps burial grounds, the amphitheater and the Roman baths of Constantin.Arles is now the gateway to Camargue, land of the Gypsies and meeting place of the Camargue cowboys. Today the ferias or bull runs and bull fights are held in this very same arena (12.000 seats) that was the scene of the Roman games in the first century.

Release Dates

2005

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: CAMARGUE
  • Country: France
  • Available: yes
  • Location: CAMARGUE, France