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Montpellier

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Montpellier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault
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Capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Montpellier has preserved its rich heritage. Boasting a vast pedestrian area, which make the happiness of walkers, the city of Montpellier is perfect for a stroll.

To discover along the walk:

  • The old city of Montpellier, called Ecusson, with its narrow streets lined with shops, its mansions, such as the Varennes mansion, the Trésoriers de la Bourse mansion and the Trésoriers de France mansion, and its lively squares decorated with fountains and cafe terraces;
  • The not to be missed pedestrian Comédie square, situated in the heart of Montpellier, and the Charles de Gaulle esplanade shaded by plane trees;
  • The Peyrou promenade and its beautiful view of the city and the Saint-Clément aqueduct;
  • The triumphal arch, the Saint-Pierre cathedral of Southern Gothic style, the botanical garden;
  • The Antigone new district and its numerous squares.

The Varennes mansion is home to two museums: the Montpellier Old City museum, which exhibits paintings, ceramics and objects dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, and the Fougau museum dedicated to arts and popular traditions.

The museum Fabre contains collections of paintings and sculptures from the 15th century to our days.

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Montpellier

Montpellier, the eighth largest city in France, has been able to combine the charm and lifestyle of a city in the south, and the cultural effervescence of Europe's largest metropolises.

Here, the charm of the old side meets the extraordinary. Medieval streets, ideal for shopping, vast heart of pedestrian city, the Fabre museum of Montpellier Agglomeration, one of the richest collections of fine arts of Europe, faculty of medicine and its incredible conservatory of anatomy, Panacea, The new exhibition and design center dedicated to the visual arts, which opened its doors in June 2013, the iconic Neoclassical district of Antigone by Catalan Ricardo Bofill, its design trams, not to mention the latest contemporary works by Jean Nouvel, Massimiliano Fuksas, Zaha Hadid... But Montpellier is also and above all the Mediterranean Sea 11 km away, some of the world's most prestigious sites, the world's largest vineyard, lively terraces and 300 days of sunshine per day. year. A destination for pleasure. To live. Intensely!

Things to see and do

The Place de la Comedie.

The esplanade Charles de Gaulle.

The Peyrou.

The banks of the Lez.

The Cathedral of St. Peter.

The Fabre museum, which, in addition to its permanent collection, regularly hosts exhibitions.

The Agropolis Museum, which organizes cooking classes for children.

The Jardin des Plantes which adjoins the faculty of Medicine, created under Henri IV.

The aquarium Mare Nostrum.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover Montpellier by Segway - 1 hour
Entertainment30 € Montpellier
Gourmet tour of Montpellier - Flavors from Languedoc-Roussillon
Local flavours38 € Montpellier
Private Guided Walking Tour of Montpellier – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Montpellier
Gouermet tour - Unusual spots of Montpellier
Local flavours25 € Montpellier
Discover the Antigone neighbourhood in Montpellier by Segway - 1 hour
Entertainment30 € Montpellier
Montpellier segway treasure hunt - 2 hrs
Entertainment50 € Montpellier
Montpellier pass: visits, activities, museums and transport included
Culture and education15 € Montpellier
Grand Tour of Montpellier by Segway - 2 hrs
Entertainment50 € Montpellier
Shopping for regional products at Le Panier d'Aimé
Local flavoursFreeMontpellier

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

Every Wednesday at 8.30pm there are free conferences of one to two hours in the Rabelais room near the Place de la Comédie.

The exhibition at the Fabre museum of the impressionist painter Frédéric Bazille, child of Montpellier, is a marvel. Do not miss it!

Every Friday evening of summer on the Esplanade takes place the Estivales: wine producers, music, al fresco dining. It is an experience to live. It's a very nice evening.

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Montpellier Danse
An unmissable event in the world of new danceFrom 23 june to 7 july 2017

Photos

The Palais de Justice, the Arc de Triomphe and rue Foch
The Palais de Justice, the Arc de Triomphe and rue Foch
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View of the Saint-Pierre cathedral from the Place de la Canourgue
View of the Saint-Pierre cathedral from the Place de la Canourgue
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