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Montpellier Office de tourisme
Allee Jean de Lattre de Tassigny34000

Tel:+33 (0)4 67 60 60 60
Fax:+33 (0)4 67 60 60 61

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Montpellier is one of the fastest growing citys in the south.  It is lively and upbeat with students constituting almost a quarter of the population.  Everything revolves around the central hub 'Place de la Comedie' with its open-air cafés and entertaining street performers.  The buildings that surround it are stately with the elegant 19th century Opera an exact replica of the Paris opera house.

The old town is a labyrinth of 17th century private mansions or 'hotels particuliers', narrow streets, interior courtyards and designer boutiques.  For a complete change wander down to Le Polygone, a modern shopping centre and the Antigone, a neoclassical housing project that leads to riverside bars and restaurants.    

Sightseeing Tours In Montpellier

What to See - Montpellier Attractions

Grotte des Desmoiselles
Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc, St Bauzille-de-Putois 34000
one of the most magnificent caves in the area
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 73 70 02

St-Guilhem-le-Desert
St-Guilhem-le-Desert, D48, 34000
superb 11th-12th century Roman church is one of the prettiest villages in France
| Opening Times: Daily

Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard on N106,
an amazing feat of Roman architecture and the highest bridge they ever made
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 37 51 10

Aigues-Mortes
Aigues-Mortes on D62, 34000
a charmingly preserved walled town with views out to the Petite Camargue

Opera-Comedie box office
45, place de la Comedie, 34000
numerous theatre performances, operas & concerts
| Admission charge | Opening Times: To call for info | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 60 05 45

Perrier Plant
Vergeze on RN113, 13km SW of Nimes, Nimes 30000
visit the Perrier spring & bottling plant
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Feb-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 87 61 01

Jardin des Plantes
Blvd Henri IV, 34000
France's oldest botanical garden
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee Atger
2 rue de L'Ecole de Medicine, 34000
a collection of noteworthy Italian, Flemish & French drawings
| Opening Times: Mon, Wed, Fri | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 66 27 77

Palavas-les-Flots
Palavas-les-Flots, 34000
nearest sandy beach (bus no 17 or 28)

Walking tour of Montpellier
Office de tourisme, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, 34000
visit Jewish baths and the city's medieval foundations (well worth it)
| Admission charge | Opening Times: 10am & 5pm daily:Jul-Aug; 5pm from Sep | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 60 60 60

Musee Languedocien
7 rue Jacques Coeur, 34000
museum featuring the area's Gallo-Roman past
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 52 93 03

Musee Fabre
39 bd Bonne Nouvelle, 34000
musuem housing mainly French painters including Raoul Dufy and Desnoyer
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun (check some temp. Closures possible) | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 14 83 00

Maison Carree
Place de la Maison Carree, Nimes 30000
this elegant Roman temple now houses excellent modern art exhibitions
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 66 76 35 35