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Parks and gardens not to be missed

In summary

  • .Garden of plants
  • .Meric Park
  • .Peyrou Gardens
  • .Montcalm
  • .Grammont

Want some greenery? A bucolic break? Montpellier has nearly thirty parks and gardens, for strolling, picnicking or relaxing in the sun: historical parks, such as the Jardin des Plantes or the Peyrou park, parks for sportsmen, in Grammont or in the Bois de Montmaur, pleasure gardens for relaxing with the family ...

In Montpellier, escape without leaving the city!

 


THE ROYAL PROMENADE OF PEYROU


THE PORTE DU PEYROU, THE EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF LOUIS XIV OVERLOOKING THE PROMENADE, THE WATER CASTLE AND THE AQUEDUCT AT THE END OF THE TABLE ...

WHAT A PERSPECTIVE!

 

 

Le Peyrou, Place Royale, is a belvedere open to all horizons.

In its center stands a magnificent equestrian statue of Louis XIV made by the architect Jean Giral in 1774.

On foot, by bike, in a stroller, in a scooter ... At the Parc du Peyrou, you can walk to the Arceaux aqueduct and enjoy the superb view over Montpellier, and in the distance, the Pic St-Loup.

One of the favorite places of Montpellier, it is the ideal place for a picnic with friends. It is also the occasion for a relaxing break, very romantic at sunset.

And then if you spend a Sunday morning there, you can browse the flea market.

The countryside in the city


In Montpellier, parks for everyone

   

A sporty dad or mom? The Bois de Montmaur is ideal for jogging in the Mediterranean scrubland.

Children skaters? The Montpellier-Grammont skatepark is one of the most complete and largest in France.

Parents with a little one? The Gardens of the Charles de Gaulle esplanade offer a playground a stone's throw from the shops, in the city center, between lawns, ponds and fountains.

 

A little one who is learning to ride a bike? Parc Montcalm is the largest sports park in Montpellier.

A dog to walk? Parc Méric offers a large flowered and wild meadow, known for its poppies in spring, on the banks of the Lez.

 

With 741 hectares of public green spaces, including 412 municipal ones and 393 hectares of wooded spaces classified in the land use plan, Montpellier
is a green city!

Secrets of history

EACH YEAR IN MARCH, THE PLANT GARDEN WELCOMES PRIMAVERA, THE RARE PLANTS FESTIVAL

The Botanical Garden of Montpellier

Castle life ...

Gardens that make you dream


Escape to the gardens of castles or the famous Montpellier “Folies”.

At the gates of Montpellier, from the end of the 17th century, the notables of Montpellier began to build houses outside the city just to splurge, in these houses in the leaves.

The term Folies was born (comes from the Latin Folia which means leaves)

The most beautiful gardens in Montpellier are a bit hidden ...

 Thus, the follies are home to magnificent gardens.

To find them, you have to go to the Château de Flaugergues or the Château de la Mogère, whose formal gardens are absolutely magnificent: water buffet, ponds, sumptuous flowerbeds and landscaped parks ...

Here, bathed in charm and harmony, you can let go during a visit.

If you have time, stop by the gardens of the Haguenot hotel or the Domaine d'O park, a 23 hectare space where you can stroll through the Mediterranean gardens, the century-old pine forest or the olive grove ...

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