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  • 1 Fabre Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Old Montpellier Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Promenade du Peyrou Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 Antigone District Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. du Pirée F - 34000 Montpellier

    This vast architectural complex is the work of the Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill, known for his neo-Classical pastiches. Entablatures, pediments, pilasters and columns give this housing development, with its apartments and municipal facilities, a..

  • 5 Lunaret zoo Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    50 av. Agropolis F - 34090 Montpellier

    Covering 80ha, bequeathed to the city by Henri de Lunaret, the zoo contains over 150 species of animals. A 9km walk is all it takes to come across leopards, ostriches and other animals. A pleasant walk.

  • 6 Hôtel de Varennes Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 pl. Pétrarque F - 34000 Montpellier

    An archway leads to several Gothic rooms with crossed rib vaulting. One of them contains Roman columns and capitals from the Church of Notre Dame des Tables. The 14C salle Pétrarque is used by the Montpellier local authority as a reception hall. The ..

  • 7 Hôtel Sabatier d'Espeyran Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6 bis r. Montpellieret F - 34000 Montpellier

    Apply at the Fabre Museum to visit this rich Second Empire residence.

  • 8 Place de la Canourgue Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Canourgue F - 34000 Montpellier

    The square was the centre of Montpellier in the 17C and a number of old houses remain standing around the garden with its unicorn fountain: the hôtel Richer de Belleval, its courtyard decorated with balusters and balustrades, the hôtel de Cambacérès,..

  • 9 Hôtel des Trésoriers de la Bourse Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 r. des Trésoriers-de-la-Bourse F - 34000 Montpellier

    Designed by the architect Jean Giral, it has a sloped staircase encased behind rising arches. Delightful cupids on the courtyard façade. There is a large garden in the second courtyard, an unexpected haven of peace in the heart of the city.

  • 10 Rue de l'Ancien-Courrier Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de l'Ancien-Courrier F - 34000 Montpellier

    Formerly the street where the post-houses were located, it is now lined with art galleries, elegant boutiques and antique shops.

  • 11 Languedoc Region Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    7 r. Jacques-Coeur F - 34000 Montpellier

    Romanesque sculptures from Fontcaude and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert abbeys, Coronelli's celestial sphere, a yellow 18C style drawing room and fine pieces of majolica. The 2nd floor is devoted to popular arts and traditions; displays include strange Ceve..

  • 12 Atger Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    2 r. de l'École-de-Médecine F - 34000 Montpellier

    The museum houses the collection of drawings bequeathed by Xavier Atger (1758-1833), for the most part works by 17C-18C artists from the South of France: Puget, Mignard, Rigaud, Lebrun, Subleyras, Natoire, Vernet, Fragonard, Vien. There are also pain..

  • 13 Château de Flaugergues Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1744 av. Albert-Einstein F - 34000 Montpellier

    The château was built by Étienne de Flaugergues, a Montpellier financier. It has a monumental staircase decorated with Brussels tapestries (the life of Moses), high-class furniture and old paintings and, to conclude, a tasting of the estate's wines.

  • 14 Château de la Mogère Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2235 rte Vauguières F - 34000 Montpellier

    This elegant folly, erected by Jean Giral, has a harmonious façade crowned with a pediment. Inside there are 18C paintings by Rigaud, Louis David, etc. and delicate plasterwork in the large drawing room.

  • 15 Crypte de Notre-Dame-des-Tables

    Museums and art

    Place Jean-Jaurès F - 34000 Montpellier

    The Roman crypt in Montpellier's oldest church, destroyed in 1794, has been developed into a virtual tour through the history of the Languedoc capital: 3D representations, slide shows and audio-guides take you back from the origins of the city to its..

  • 16 Place de la Comédie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Comédie F - 34000 Montpellier

    The people of Montpellier used to call it the Egg because of the ovoid shape of the boundaries of the old public space, around the Three Graces Fountain by sculptor Étienne Antoine. This lively centre, lined with café terraces and dominated by the 19..

  • 17 Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    espl. Charles-de-Gaulle F - 34000 Montpellier

    A continuation of place de la Comédie, this promenade with its majestic plane trees is lined with café terraces and bandstands often in use by musicians. The view extends as far as the Corum and, to the east, to the Triangle and the Polygone complex.

  • 18 Hôtel des Trésoriers de France

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    7 r. Jacques-Coeur F - 34000 Montpellier

    Housing the Languedoc Museum and also called the Hôtel Jacques-Coeur (after the Bourges financier who lived here in the 15C) or the Hôtel de Lunaret, this fine building was in the 17C the headquarters of the magistrates responsible for the administra..

  • 19 Chapel of the White Penitents

    Religious buildings

    14 r. Jacques-Coeur F - 34000 Montpellier

    The former church of St Foy, this chapel, which belonged to a religious order, was rebuilt in the 17C. It has a doorway with a triangular pediment.

  • 20 Hôtel de Manse

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 r. Embouque-d'Or F - 34000 Montpellier

    The private residence of the Comte de Manse, the King's treasurer, was designed by Italian artists. It has a fine interior façade with a twin colonnade encompassing the staircase known as the "degré de Manse". Unfortunately, the door is oft..

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