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The city of Montpellier

Montpellier is sure to inspire you: from its medieval streets ideal for shopping to new neighbourhoods combining natural spaces and buildings designed by the greatest international architects, via its new modern tram lines designed by Christian Lacroix...

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What to do on a weekend in Montpellier?

Don't miss a thing in Montpellier!

A southern city full of traditional and contemporary treasures, Montpellier is a Mediterranean crossroads, a charming and exceptional destination. A medieval city where the town centre, Place de la Comédie, Faculté de Médecine and Place Royale du Peyrou attract visitors from around the world, Montpellier is also a modern metropolis, open to contemporary architecture, science, culture and recreation.

But it also has many other assets. A protected area, made up of various landscapes between the sea 11km away, vineyards and mountains. A typical laid back Mediterranean atmosphere. Delicious food and wine bursting with sunshine. Exceptional cultural and sporting events...

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Not to miss

Guided tours
Historic centre - Faculté de médecine - Private mansions

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Our favourite

Street art guided tour
An unusual tour for a different look at the city...by looking all around you!

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Free for all children under 18 years of age accompanied by an adult.

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Place de la Comédie

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Strolling on the Place de la Comédie

The place de la Comédie, Montpellier’s iconic heart, is the top place to visit. Once known as the Place de l’Oeuf (Egg Square) because of its oval shape, it is one of the largest pedestrian precincts in Europe and is dominated by the imposing Opéra Comédie. In the centre, the ‘Three Graces’ stand proudly, a fountain and statue built in 1773.

Visiting the Musée Fabre de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

This museum is considered to be one of the finest Fine Arts Museums in Europe – its ancient and modern architecture makes it quite exceptional. It houses European works from the Renaissance to the present day and has a wing devoted exclusively to contemporary artist, Pierre Soulages.

Getting lost in the medieval streets

Montpellier boasts numerous tiny medieval streets, which bear testament to its proud past. Rue de la Valfère, Rue du Bras de Fer, Rue de L’Argenterie are sure to take you back in time and introduce you to a whole new world… Our recommendation? Forget all about your map, and just follow your instincts as you wend your way along these narrow streets. Why not go shopping in the boutiques with their vaulted ceilings and visit designers, antique dealers and tearooms, or see some art at Carré Ste Anne, Galerie St Ravy etc... enjoy a journey back through time!

Opening the doors to the beautiful courtyards of private mansions

Massive gates, huge, luminous courtyards, stairs with wrought-iron balustrades – Montpellier and its surrounding area together boast almost 80 private mansions of the classical period. Nowadays these private courtyards, veritable hidden gems, can only be visited on guided tours organised by the Tourist Office… However, keep your eyes peeled! When you turn a corner in the street, you might just happen on an open door and be able to take a rare glimpse inside. This adds a whole new dimension to strolling through the city…


Visiting Montpellier also means...

Going on a cultural journey

In Montpellier, every neighbourhood is unique, illustrating 1,000 years of history.

A mix of modern and ancient architecture taking you from medieval streets to architectural feats designed by Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid...everything, in one of the 4 haute couture tram lines.

Discover the land through your taste buds

Your trip to Montpellier is not complete without tickling your taste buds!

The city has a total of 3 Michelin star restaurants in addition to other simpler, but equally thrilling delights; strolls through the sweet-smelling markets, Languedoc and Grés de Montpellier wines to enjoy in different restaurants or wine cellars in Montpellier, estates and follies such as the Château de Flaugergues and the Château de l'Engarran.

1 min 30 s in the heart of Montpellier

Put your bags down and enjoy!

Montpellier, a city to see and experience!