Exploring Montpellier, a Vibrant City

Montpellier is a great place to live or just spend your holidays. It’s a vibrant and sunny city with a cool youthful attitude mixed to a beautiful old city center.  It benefits of the Mediterranean coast, great infrastructure (check out its design tramway) and is surrounded by Garrigue (Mediterranean vegetation.) Some say it is the french Barcelona. Here you will find a list of top sights not to be missed!

Montpellier :

 

  • La Comedie, is the heart of Montpellier with its emblematic statue of Les Trois Graces. Check out it’s cafés, ancient buildings, the opera as well as street dancers & performers.  It’s as beautiful by day as it is by night.
Les 3 Graces in front of the Opera Comédie
Les 3 Graces in front of the Opera Comédie
  • Discover it’s tortuous street , don’t miss out la rue de l’Ancien Courier, rue de l’Université or rue de l’Aiguillerie
Rue du Bras de Fer, Montpellier
Rue du Bras de Fer, Montpellier

 

  • Roam around and you’ll find Hidden plazas such as place de la Canourgue,place Saint Come, place saint-Anne or place Saint Roch with great cafés and restaurants.
Place Saint Come, Montpellier
Place Saint Come, Montpellier
  • L’esplanade is great for a picnic. This is where you’ll find the Christmas market and other events such as les estivales.
L'esplanade de Montpellier
L’esplanade de Montpellier
  • At the end of l’esplanade you’ll find the Corum, go up the stairs to the roof top for an amazing view of Montpellier.
View from the Montpellier's Corum Rooftop
View from the Montpellier’s Corum Rooftop
  • Check out Montpellier’s churchs such as l’église Saint Roch  & Saint Anne (where expositions are held) as well as its imposing Cathedral next to the the faculty of medecin
The Cathedral of Montpellier
The Cathedral of Montpellier
  • Look out for all the trompe-l’oeil around the city center
Montpellier's Trompe-l'oeil
Montpellier’s Trompe-l’Oeil
  • If you are looking for culture, Montpellier has a few good museums such as Musée Fabre (with an important collection and great temporary expositions) or le Musée d’Anatomie. For art expositions  visit Le Panacée, or Carré Saint Anne, and for music; the Opera or the Corum.  the Agora holds dansing festival and other dancing events.
Musée Fabre
Musée Fabre
  • La porte du Peyrou

 

  • L'Arc de Triomphe, Montpellier
    L’Arc de Triomphe, Montpellier

    Le Peyrou with its huge statue of Louis XIV and its view if the city. It takes on a romantic light at sunset. For Mother’s Day, you can run la Montpellieraine which starts from le Peyrou ( less then 5km) and goes around the city center.

Place du Peyrou, Montpellier
Place du Peyrou, Montpellier
  • The Aqueduct Saint –Clément which on satuday mornings receives the best local market:  le Marché des Arceaux, under its
le Marché des Arceaux
Le Marché des Arceaux
  • the botanical gardenor Jardin des Plantes next to the Peyrou.
Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier
Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier
  • The Antigone neibourghood with its fountain alley, imposing Mediateque, Olympic pool
Antigone - Montpellier
Antigone – Montpellier
  • The Lez, its emblematic river front full of restaurants in front of l’hôtel de région
Hotel de Région de Montpellier
Hotel de Région de Montpellier
  • The intricate gardens of the Chateau de Flaugergues

 

  • The walk along the Lez where you can picnic and enjoy the forest and fields. It takes a turquoise shade in winter.
Walk along the Lez
Walk along the Lez – Montpellier
  • The free zoo situated in a forest which makes it a great place to jog and enjoy a picnic while watching the animals.
Montpellier's Zoo
Montpellier’s Zoo

Montpellier’s Event year round:

 

  • Le FISE (International festival of extreme sports ) in May which is a free & gigantic event that sports the good spirit of Montpellier. You’ll get to see some high level athlete performs pirouettes on BMX, skateboards, waterboards and more.
Montpellier FISE
Montpellier FISE
  • The Light Festival around December for a magical night of lights and sounds

 

  • Christmas Market in winter at l’esplanade de la comedie with all sorts of art, handcrafts, beautiful stands and amazing food.

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  • Les Estivales, were you can taste the delicious wine (and food) from the region beginning fall. Other animations and concerts take place during this wine festival.

 

  • Concerts, and shows at le Chateau d’Ô in summer

 

  • Music festival on the first day of summer in June, you’ll find music gigs at every street corner

 

 

Discover here Montpellier’s Surrounding, and its beautiful region! https://wordpress.com/post/wildroamingmango.wordpress.com/544

 

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