What to do
Let the beauty of Montpellier seduce you!
Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is the perfect definition of the South of France. Its gentle lifestyle and architectural wonders make it a prime destination for the people who want to be a gentle atmosphere.
Montpellier will also host the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ this year, which is a delicious opportunity to shop in the medieval streets, admire the amazing works of architects Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid or even take the tramway redesigned by Christian Lacroix.
Croissant and pain au chocolat at Place de la Comédie
On the Place de la Comédie, no cars allowed! You can enjoy a square entirely dedicated to walkers, one of the largest in Europe. Sit comfortably on a terrace to enjoy breakfast and admire the Fountain of the Trois Grâces, designed by the sculptor Etienne Dantoine in 1776 and classified as a historic monument in 1963. After this first aesthetic and gourmet break, let's head for Saint-Pierre’s Cathedral!
Be inspired by the 16th century in Saint-Pierre’s Cathedral
This Gothic church is the only one in the historic center to have withstood the onslaught of the religious wars in the 16th century. At first, Saint-Pierre was the chapel of the Monastery-College of Saint Benoit Saint-Germain founded by Pope Urban V in 1364. Transformed into a cathedral in 1536, Saint-Pierre became the headquarters of the School of Medicine in 1795. You can’t miss the imposing porch, one of the few elements of medieval architecture that you still can see now.
1 rue Saint-Pierre, Montpellier
Foodie walk at the Halles Laissac
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of the Montpellier people, head for Les Halles Laissac to combine architecture and foodie pleasures!
Because it was recently restored, you can see the work on the ceiling by Mona Young-eun Kim, a student at the Montpellier School of Fine Arts.
You will also find a cooker to prepare the products bought on the market and taste these good dishes on the inside and outside terraces!
Halles Laissac - Open 7/7
Place Alexandre Laissac, Montpellier
Immersion in the time of Louis XIV at the Place Royale du Peyrou
When you stand in the Place Royale du Peyrou, you certainly do not know where to look! Between the Arc de Triomphe built in 1691, the promenade from which you to observe the Pyrenees and the Cévennes mountains built in 1689 and the equestrian statue of Louis XIV built in 1718, you will be plunged in the time of the royal court in this area loved by the Montpellier people.
Don't forget to look up so you don't miss the military trophies of Louis XIV, placed above the grids of the side terraces!
Place Royale du Peyrou - Montpellier
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