Do you want to get some height? Don’t hesitate to climb the 90 steps that will take you to the top of the Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch) as part of the Tourist Office’s guided tour, with the guarantee of a breathtaking view of the city!
Saint-Pierre became a cathedral in 1536 when the archbishopric of Maguelone was transferred to Montpellier. It was originally the chapel of the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Benoît.
On certain dates, access to the bell tower of the imposing Cathédrale Saint-Pierre is possible, but beware of vertigo!
A must-see is the porch, an imposing baldachin supported by enormous circular pillars 4.55 m in diameter that once bore the coat of arms of Urban V, a student and teacher in Montpellier, then appointed bishop before being elected pope in Avignon (1362).
The Arbre Blanc, designed by architects Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Manal Rachdi, has been enriching Montpellier’s architectural heritage since 2019, with its 17 floors and 56 metres height. It is arguably the most amazing building in the city, a technological feat.
A panoramic bar on the top floor offers a splendid view of the banks of the Lez and the Antigone district, while the chic brasserie on the ground floor allows for a gastronomic stop!
This building was voted most beautiful residential building by ArchDaily magazine in 2020.