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 230 meters long over 50 meters large and it goes from the Lycée Joffre to the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.

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The Place de la Comédie, Montpellier

Corum. A conference center and opera located Esplanade Charles De Gaulle

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Corum, Montpellier

– Faculte de Medecine. Built in 1364 this is the oldest faculty of medicine in Europe
– The historic center. By having a walk in the historic center you will find a lot of buildings, church, monuments and streets dated from the medieval time.
Ancien palais de justice. Situated Rue Foch, it was one of the former courthouse
Eglise Saint Roch. A neo Gothic styl church built in the 19th century

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Eglise Saint Roch, Montpellier

Chateau de Flaugergue.
The Antigone. A modern district design by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill
– Les trois Graces. Carved by Etienne Antoine in 1776 this sculpture is located at the Place de la Comedie.

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Place de la Comedie, Montpellier

The porte du Peyrou. An arch of triumph built in the late 17th century

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Porte du Peyrou, Montpellier

– The Rue du Bras de Fer (Iron Arm Street). A stunning medieval street !

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Rue du Bras de Fer, Montpellier

– The tour des pins. Built up around the year 1200, one the two remaining towers of the city walls.
– The tour de la Babotte. Built up around the year 1200, one the two remaining towers of the city walls.

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The tour de la Babotte, Montpellier

The Saint Pierre Cathedral. A cathedral dated from the 14th century

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The Saint Pierre Cathedral, Montpellier

The Mikvahe. Jewish bath dated from the 12th century
The Saint Clément Aqueduct. An aqueduct built up in the 18th century.
– 3D paintings on the walls. You can see them in many buildings in the historic center especially near the Saint Roch Church.

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Parks, Garden, Walks

The promenade du Peyrou

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Promenade du Peyrou, Montpellier

– The Lez River. Just have a walk along the Lez river nearby Antigone.
The Jardin des plantes. Created in 1593, it is the oldest botanical garden in France.
– The Jardin Medieval.
– The Jardin des plantes.

Located on Boulevard Henri IV, it was created in 1593. it is the oldest botanical garden in France and it was originally made to grow plants and herbs for the Faculty of Medicine. The garden holds some 2,680 plant species with several sections such as an  Orangery, Palm Trees, Medicinal Plants, Arboretum, Greenhouse etc… It is a great place for discovery as well as spending a relaxing time

Museums and zoo

– The La Serre Amazonienne, a tropical rain forest greenhouse. Situated in the Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret. This is a free entrace zoo
– The Musée Fabre.

Founded in 1825 by the Montpellier painter François-Xavier Fabre, the Fabre Museum is located 39 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, in the West part of the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle. This museum is classified by the French Ministry of Culture as a “Musée de France” and it held one of the largest collection of fine arts in France, with paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th century with a large amount of Luminist paintings, ceramics from Greece, sculptures etc…
– Espace Dominique Bagouet.
– Musée de l’histoire de Montpellier. Situated Place Jean Jaurès, this is a museum about Montpellier.


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