Mediterranean Cruise 2022 — Aigues-Mortes, Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church and Saint Louis Plaza

Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church, Aigues-Mortes, France

Don’t let the quaint exterior of Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church deter you from stepping inside. We’ll take a look at that in a moment, but first I must apologize. The lighting inside Notre-Dame-des-Sablons is low and the color hideous. As such, I had to shoot in JPEG with the camera set in handheld night mode, which gave me adequate shutter speeds but made color correction almost impossible. Here’s an example of what I mean.

Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church

Yuck, right? Sorry about that. Still, not all the interior shots came out quite so tainted.


Still, it’s a shame that flash photography is not allowed here. That might have helped, but I understand that electronic flashes are distracting to others, and may cause damage to ancient artifacts.


I’ll just photo gallery the rest of today’s interior shots, and then we’ll move on to Place Saint Louis (Saint Louis Plaza) just outside the church:

Okay, now that I have my hideous photography out of the way (again, my apologies), let’s head on out to Saint Louis Plaza. It’s here that you’ll find the social center of this walled city, with many cafés and restaurants surrounding a park-like setting:

Place Saint Louis

In the center of the plaza you’ll find a statue of King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis:

King Saint Louis IX

Слава Україні! (Slava Ukraini!)



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6 responses to “Mediterranean Cruise 2022 — Aigues-Mortes, Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church and Saint Louis Plaza

  1. Wow, very interesting! What camera did you use on the inside shots?

    • Hi, Bill!

      I’m still using an old Panasonic DMC-FZ1000. It’s a great travel camera, and the 1″ sensor is a plus without making the camera too cumbersome to carry around.

      • Had to ask because I almost said “just crank up the ISO. That is a nice bridge camera ‘tho, even with a few years on it. I still have a Fuji bridge camera that I often take on trips instead of hauling around extra lenses etc.

  2. Michael Shelley

    Doug –

    Recognize this Barcelona restaurant? They still remember you and Ursula. Thanks for the recommendation; we are loving it!

    Michael & Judy Shelley

    Sent from my iPhone