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In the 13th century, King Louis IX had no land along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. He decided to build a port at Aigues-Mortes. It was then situated directly on the sea. Because of sand deposits, it is now seperated from the shore by the salinas.
King Louis IX was the founder of Aigues Mortes. In 1245, Pope Innocent IV called upon the European sovereigns to lead a cusade to take back Jerusalem and the Holy land. King Louis IX responded and took charge of the Seventh Crusade. He left from here with his ships.