The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier

Visiting the The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier Located in the city of Montpellier, Hérault departement, in the province of Languedoc-Roussillon, the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier, is a Meridional Gothic Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archbishops, previously Bishops, of Montpellier. This must see monument was rebuilt in the 17th century after getting important damages during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in 16th century. The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier was formerly a chapel attached to the monastery of Saint-Benoît “Monastère-Collège Saint-Benoît Saint-Germain” which was founded in 1364….

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A quick guide to the Place de la Comédie, Montpellier

A quick guide to the Place de la Comédie, Montpellier   Located in the city of Montpellier, Hérault departement, in the province of Languedoc-Roussillon, the Place de la Comédie is a buzzing and outstanding city square that inevitably attract locals and tourists. Its location is right in the middle of the city in the quarter of l’Écusson, which was the former Medieval city. The Place de la Comédie is one of the main highlight in Montpellier, it measures some 230 meters long over 50 meters large and it goes from…

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Best beaches near Montpellier

Best beaches near Montpellier   A small yet relevant selection of beaches near Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon. The South of France The sunny coastline of Montpellier and more generally the coastline of the Hérault Departement, is worth the trip especially in summer. You have to understand there is a lot of beaches near Montpellier. Each of them are more or less different in term of attractiveness, urbanization, cleanliness of the water, cleanliness of the sand, attractions and so on. You can consider some 20 minutes’ drive from Montpellier to reach the closest…

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Abrivado (bull-running) South of France

The Abrivado When it comes to local events from Camargue, the Abrivado is the crème de la crème. Abrivado in Provencal Language means “in a hurry, run-up, boost”. In the past the abrivado were process when the gardians, mounted cattle herdsman from Camargue, were transferring the bulls from their grazing lands to the arena. Today the abrivado became a tradition in Provence and in Languedoc where we are simulating the transfers of the bulls by letting them running in the streets, from a point to another of the city. It…

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History of Montpellier

History of Montpellier at a glance   In the south of France, on the Mediterranean coast, lies the capital of the Hérault department as well as the Languedoc-Roussillon region and France’s 8th largest city, Montpellier, (Occitan: Montpelhièr [mum.peˈʎɛ]; French pronunciation: [mɔ̃.pə.lje]). Over the past 25 years, Montpellier has been the fastest growing city in France with about a third of its population being students from the 3 universities and from the 3 higher education institutions outside the city’s university framework. On the Mediterranean coast of Southern France, it is the…

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Montpellier events calendar 2016

Montpellier events calendar 2016   March 2016 Sunday 20th March 2016 Montpellier Marathon 6th edition Take your running shoes and welcome to this 6th edition Marathon organized by the city of Montpellier will be a circuit of 41,195 km going through the city’s historic center as well as some surrounding districts. Other annex activities (rollerblade, trampoline…) will be there thanks to the Montpellier Athlétisme Méditerranée and several sponsors, under a Marathon Village location on the Place de la Comédie Official website here: http://www.marathonmontpelliermetropole.com Friday 18th From 1pm to 9pm opening…

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Top Sightseeing in Montpellier

Top sightseeing in Montpellier Monuments and buildings – The Place de la Comédie, with the Opera Comédie built in 1888. This crowded and majestic square is definitely one of the most well-know site of Montpellier. The Place de la Comédie is a buzzing and outstanding city square that inevitably attract locals and tourists. Its location is right in the middle of the city in the quarter of l’Écusson, which was the former Medieval city. The Place de la Comédie is one of the main highlight in Montpellier, it measures some…

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