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The place to be ! Terraces


Montpellier is a Southern French city whose cafés and bars are lucky enough to get 100% natural heating: from the sun! Life is lived outdoors, on the terraces. Whether it’s chairs, plush sofas or bar tables, there’s something for everyone.
Everyone rubs shoulders, gets together and mingles from cocktail hour until late into the night. A host of addresses to experience the south of France!


In the festive Saint-Roch district, the Bouchon Saint-Roch terrace is a must both during the day and in the evening, for a drink or dinner.

On the discreet place Chabaneau, the terrace of the Esprit Vin quickly fills up in the evening.

Le Café Riche (8, place de la Comédie) has existed since 1893. Only the wrought iron canopy still exists from this period, but Café Riche still has its 1900s’ look. Its sunny terrace is the meeting place for all Montpellier inhabitants who come here to chat over coffee.

Place Jean-Jaurès, which features the statue of Jean Jaurès, an early 20th century pacifist, has a wide choice of terraces, including the essential Joseph (3, place Jean-Jaurès), fondly called “le Jo” by regulars and the Petit Nice.

On the Place du Marché aux fleurs, the vast terrace of Café de la Mer (5, place du Marché-aux-Fleurs) is another institution of Montpellier, which is cosmopolitan, eclectic and gay-friendly. If you prefer small, intimate terraces, Plein Sud will seduce you with a fine list of natural wines, local and organic beers and juices.

We must also take into account the new Lez rooftop above the Halles du Lez, with the huge terraces of Pompadour for a brasserie atmosphere, and Muchacha for a caliente aperitif with Latin vibrations!

In the small rue Rebuffy, bars with student attendance follow one another, including Le Rebuffy. Ideal for a cold beer in a festive and international atmosphere.
A little further in the district Près d’Arènes, it is the Reservoir which welcomes you with its events, its large terrace and its craft beers made in Montpellier !



The Comptoir Saint Paul (2 Rue Saint-Paul) welcomes you next to the Saint-Roch church, with a pleasant terrace, under umbrellas.

The bistro Gilles (2-3 Place Saint Côme) has a vaulted interior, typical of old Montpellier, but also a large terrace and offers tapas and cocktails.

The restaurant La Place facing the fountain of the place Saint-Ravy, or the green and secret one of the Petit Jardin deserve the tour.
The terraces in Port-Marianne district are numerous too.

Among them is the Trinque Fougasse Sud, a renowned wine bar, and of course the unmissable Vertigo at the top of the Pullman Hotel. The Gus by Kitchen de la Dune in La Grande Motte offers a unique experience. Its dishes with original and varied flavors blend perfectly with the musical and festive atmosphere.

Tea Time

For a cosy moment, the little tea room les Demoiselles de Montpellier (2, rue de la Cabonnerie) offers a lovely selection of teas, which you can enjoy with a gluten-free or allergen-free cake.

For a cuddly moment, the Maison des Chats (4, Rue de la Carbonnerie) offers you a cocooning atmosphere and homemade pastries.

Toast Tea (7, rue Vallat) not only offers pastries to accompany its hot tea, but also lunch options at very affordable prices.
In the Beaux-Arts district, enjoy a tea-flea market break at Chic et Bohême (31, rue Proudhon). In a bobo atmosphere, we have lunch or enjoy to a tea break among the flea markets and vintage objects for sale, found by the owner of the place.