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The Town Hall A contemporary achievement

A 21st century urban project

What is this immense blue cube with metallic reflections on which you have your eyes riveted?

Designed by architects Jean Nouvel and François Fontès, the Montpellier City Hall looks like a spaceship and marks the birth of the 21st century urban project, which is still going on today with the emergence of the “new Folies”.

A high-performance building, it is at the crossroads between the contemporary district on the banks of the Lez (Port Marianne district) and the old historic centre.

A must-see in contemporary architecture that you can discover during a walk or cycle along the Lez on the greenway leading to the beaches.

Opposite, around the Jacques Cœur basin, numerous bars and restaurants will still seduce the most gourmet.

Did you know ?

Every evening, when the sun goes down, the spectacle is dazzling: the last rays of the sun reflect on the building, making the architectural work shine.

The bluish vessel has seduced the journalists of the New York Times, who in 2012 ranked it among the 45 beautiful things to see in the world…

Focus on... At the heart of life in Montpellier

Much more than just an administrative building, the Town Hall regularly hosts exhibitions on the history of the city.

On its immense stone square, you can admire frenzied volleyball games at the Beach Masters, watch a freestyle scooter demonstration during the FISE or sway to crazy DJ sets during the Tohu-Bohu electronic music festival…