Things to see and do - Montpellier
Unmissable tourist sites
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..
8, Rue Maguelone F - 34000 Montpellier
Hotel Royal is located in the centre of Montpellier a 5-minute walk from the train station and Place de la Comedie. It offers air-conditioned accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Hotel Royal are equipped with a telephone, a private bathroom and a ..
4 rue du Cheval Blanc F - 34000 Montpellier
Hotel Majestic is located just a 1-minute walk from the Place de la Comedie in Montpellier and a 5-minute walk from the train station. It offers low-cost accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. Featuring in a traditional decoration, each guest room ha..
1 Bis Rue Baudin F - 34000 Montpellier
Located in a quiet street in the heart of the historical centre of Montpellier, Hotel De La Comédie is just a 5-minute walk from the theatres and museum. It offers modern, low budget accommodation. Rooms at Hotel De La Comédie come with satellite TV..
15 bis r. 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..
27 r. 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.
2 pl. du Marché-aux-Fleurs F - 34000 Montpellier
The former pastry chef from Guy Savoy (twice crowned desserts champion of France) has the blood of a botanist in his veins. He concocts modern and inventive cuisine using edible flowers and other colourful sweets, which contrast with the immaculate d..
11 av. 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..
820 av. 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 av. 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..
8 b r. du Petit-Saint-Jean F - 34000 Montpellier
Enjoy the tasty cuisine cooked by a young chef who has worked at establishments run by the Pourcel brothers. Diners can watch him in the open kitchens as he prepares fresh ingredients with great care. Friendly service.