Montpellier is a pedestrian destination and can be explored on foot, by bike or by tram. Goodbye stress, goodbye noise. No cars are allowed in the city centre.
No sooner do you arrive at St Roch station than you are immersed in a vast pedestrian precinct.
This makes your visit all the more intense, with street artists and cafe terraces against the backdrop of the colourful carousel created by the 4 tram lines that serve the town.
Explore its tiny mediaeval streets... our recommendations ?
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!
Push open the doors to private courtyards
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…
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