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Location address: France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Aigues-Mortes
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The Tour de Constance is the emblem of the royal past of Aigues-Mortes. Aigues-Mortes had also its part of religious wars. In 1705, the “Tour de Constance” became a prison for Protestants. Abraham Mazel succeeded in escaping from the tower but Marie Durand stayed imprisoned for 38 years till she died in 1768. She became a symbol of heroism and courage.
La Tour de Constance was built between 1241 and 1250. It was known first as “Tour du Seigneur du Roi”. At the end of the 14th century, it was called “The Tower of Contance”.