Small town in France’s Département Gard / former transportation hub, launching site of crusades, today a dried-up harbor, massive fortifications / 1575-1622 reformed town of Languedoc Huguenots / from 1598, on the list of Places de Sûreté  / from 1686 Tour de Constance (1241-50) was prison for Huguenots / 1705 flight of Abraham Mazel, leader of the Camisards / 1730-68 imprisonment of Ma­rie Durand