Aigues-Mortes and the salted Burgundian stew

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The Burgundians tower - ©Sorcier / CC-BY-SA The Burgundians tower - ©Sorcier / CC-BY-SA
Aigues-Mortes medieval city Medieval city Massacre Hundred Years War

The "Burgundians Tower" refers to this (genuine) story: in 1421, during the Hundred Years War, the Burgundians (allied with the English enemies) ruled supreme over Aigues-Mortes. A naughty traitor named Malepue let them in on the quiet in the city… Yes, but people, inside the city, were still loyal to the king of France Charles VII! So eek, they killed those Burgundians… Whoa, lots of corpses in streets… those remains soon started to go rotten, to stink… So people put them in this city tower and covered them with salt!