Things to see and do - Montpellier
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Montpellier Travel guide
Montpellier : Michelin's recommendations
Situated a few kilometres inland, the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon is a dynamic place. Bathed in Mediterranean light, its old quarters and public gardens are pleasant to stroll through by day, and its theatres, cinemas and opera make for a lively evening scene. Currently experiencing a period of expansion, the town (traditionally associated with medicine and research) is gradually transforming, with the appearance of some audacious architecture in its more recently developed districts.
Tourist attractions Montpellier : Things to see and do
pl. de la Comédie F - 34000 Montpellier
Between Place de la Comédie and the Peyrou Triumphal Arch, the old quarters of Montpellier have kept their winding, narrow streets, the vestiges of the town's medieval layout. Since the 17 and 18C, the streets have been lined with superb private resi..
39 bd Bonne-Nouvelle F - 34000 Montpellier
The museum was established in 1825 thanks to the generosity of local painter François-Xavier Fabre (1766-1837) who established a major collection here. His and later donations by other local artists like Bazille and Soulages constitute over 800 Europ..
prom. du Peyrou F - 34000 Montpellier
At Montpellier's highest point and designed in 1688 by Charles d'Aviler, the promenade is crossed by the St Clement aqueduct which served to carry water from the Lez springs to the water tower. Inspiration for the two rows of 22m arcades was drawn fr..
22, blvd Victor Hugo F - 34000 Montpellier
Prix Prices from : 116 €
Grand Hotel du Midi Châteaux & Hôtels Collection sits on Place de la Comédie in the historical centre of Montpellier, opposite the Opera house. Its rooms are individually decorated and have satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. This Haussmann building..
7 rue Maguelone F - 34000 Montpellier
Prix Prices from : 55 €
Situated in Montpellier city centre, the Hôtel d'Angleterre features rooms with private and shared bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. A bar and a terrace with garden furniture are also available. Rooms are provided with toiletries and a flat-screen TV. A con..
14 Rue Boussairolles F - 34000 Montpellier
In the heart of Montpellier, this 2-star hotel is ideally located a 2-minute walk from the Place de la Comédie. It offers a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned rooms. All the rooms at Hotel Kalliste feature a simple décor and a TV. They also inclu..
2 place Pétrarque F - 34000
This restaurant with a 14C vaulted dining area is housed in a former dye works in the old town. It has built up a large base of regular customers and their loyalty comes as no surprise. Diners are treated to contemporary cuisine made using quality in..
2 place du Marché-aux-Fleurs F - 34000 Montpellier
Fruits and flowers inspire the colourful decor and cuisine of this characterful establishment. A chef who has twice won the dessert championships of France oversees this.
15 bis rue St-Firmin F - 34000 Montpellier
Opened in 2013 by a chef whose passion proves to be contagious, this place is a temple of seasonal cooking. Dishes are prepared using market ingredients and included in a menu that is regularly renewed. Fresh ingredients, homemade preparations, regio..
728 avenue de la Pompignane F - 34000 Montpellier
Sausage with aligot , granddad's chicken with crayfish, lamb... The Prouhèze family are indeed originally from Aubrac! Clean and bright decor (grey and anise green tones); patio in summer.
11 avenue St-Lazare F - 34000 Montpellier
A large glass cube opening onto a Mediterranean garden provides this restaurant run by the Pourcel brothers with a truly unique setting. The cuisine, which is a blend of the traditional and the innovative, successfully combines southern French tradit..
27 rue de l'Aiguillerie F - 34000 Montpellier
At Maison de la Lozère, beneath fine 13C vaulting, diners enjoy creative cuisine that celebrates the region's culinary delights (sirloin steak and miso aubergines). Worth every penny.
820 avenue de St-Maur F - 34000 Montpellier
This restaurant pays homage to the sun and the South of France. Its discerning culinary combinations are centred on fine ingredients and bursting with freshness. Lovely terrace with plane trees on the banks of the Lez.
609 avenue Raymond-Dugrand F - 34000 Montpellier
Having worked at Pierre Gagnaire's side since 1996, Pascal Sanchez is striking out on his own! Opened in September 2012, Mia - named after his daughter - has quickly become a favourite with the locals. The chef draws inspiration from the South of Fra..