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PLACE SAINT-ROCH

Religious site, Church and priory in Montpellier
  • After a stroll through some charming pedestrian streets, Saint Roch church is revealed. Built in the 19th century, it is dedicated to the city's patron saint and faces a huge trompe-l'œil that is a popular backdrop for selfie takers.

    Sit down for a minute on the forecourt in front of the church and take time to admire the trompe l'oeil on the opposite building,with numerous references to Montpellier History : Saint-James of Compostella scallop-shells, pharmacy jar…

    If you have time, relax...
    After a stroll through some charming pedestrian streets, Saint Roch church is revealed. Built in the 19th century, it is dedicated to the city's patron saint and faces a huge trompe-l'œil that is a popular backdrop for selfie takers.

    Sit down for a minute on the forecourt in front of the church and take time to admire the trompe l'oeil on the opposite building,with numerous references to Montpellier History : Saint-James of Compostella scallop-shells, pharmacy jar…

    If you have time, relax on a mid-sun mid-shadow terrace. A fountain with a children's playground, numerous cafés and small restaurants
    complete the picture.

    The peaceful day-time atmosphere becomes more festive in the evening, as the wine bars and restaurants fill up.

    Note the absence of statues, and gargoyles: Saint Roch’s construction was funded by a lottery and an appeal for donations, which did not raise the funds required! As a result, the church was never completed.
  • Access
    • Tramway / streetcar line  :  Ligne 1 et 2 arrêt Comédie
    • Tramway / streetcar line  :  Ligne 3 et 4 arrêt Observatoire
  • Environment
    • Montpellier Centre
    • Historic district
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
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