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District Antigone a Catalonian touch


Designed by the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill in the 1980s, the Antigone district stretches between the Écusson and the river Lez, bringing the city closer to the sea.


Here, everything is inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece, even the names of the streets (Acropolis Street, Poseidon Street, Athens Street…).

Gaze and admire the monumental curves of the buildings, from square to fountain.

Life in the district

Columns, buildings built according to the golden ratio, cornices, grandiose and symmetrical perspectives…

Antigone is a pleasant district, mostly pedestrian. On the Place de Thessalie, a magnificent fountain with busts of demi-gods emerging from the water is a delight for children.

As you stroll along, contemplate the many copies of famous Greco-Roman sculptures (the Victory of Samothrace, the Venus of Arles, Diana with a doe, etc.), as far as the arch and the immense lawns of the Place de l’Europe on the banks of the Lez.

Antigone Good to know

The Antigone district was awarded the remarkable contemporary architecture label in 2018.

Wednesday is market day! Stroll between the colourful stalls and let yourself be guided by a festival of scents!

  • Antigone market, Wednesday, 7am to 2pm (winter) and 7am to 5.30pm (summer)
  • Antigone Farmers’ Market, Sunday, 8am to 1.30pm, avenue Samuel-Champlain

Did you know that? From the air, the Antigone district is shaped like a key.


Le quartier Antigone à Montpellier
Le quartier Antigone à Montpellier
Le quartier Antigone à Montpellier