In Montpellier, rather than being guided by Tom Thumb's pebbles, there are 300 bronze markers set the ground by the municipality to mark the Santiago de Compostela route. For the city is a stop on the Santiago di Compostela trail. Since the beginning of the 11th century, Compostela, a village in Galicia, has been the supposed resting place of Santiago’s tomb.
There are four pilgrim trails to Galicia, the most southern, the Voie d'Arles, passes through Saint-Gilles and its abbey, the Abbey of Gellone and the Pont du Diable (the Devil’s Bridge). The Santiago route is now travelled by believers and numerous hikers. So, keep your eyes open near the Corum, the Convention centre at the end of the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle, or in the Rue de la Loge, which leads from the Place de la Comédie to the Arc de Triomphe. See if you find the markers, but don’t forget to enjoy the charms of the pedestrian town centre and its beautiful shops. For here is a perfect opportunity to combine shopping with the admiration of cultural heritage !
If you're on the road to Compostela and you want to go to the city center, take the busline 4 from Castelnau le Lez and stop at the "Montpellier Corum" station.
After your discovery of the Ecusson ( historical city center of Montpellier), take the tramway until the station "Euromédecine" then take the busline 24 direction Grabels. There you will find the taged trail.