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city guided tour of Montpellier

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Main town of the region Languedoc Roussillon, university and cultural town, Montpellier betrays ist secrets when discovering its main districts.


  • - Prefecture of the departement Herault
  • - Region Languedoc Roussillon
  • - 240 000 inhabitants
To discover :
  • - The Comedie Square
  • - Classical private mansions
  • - The royal square of Peyrou
  • - Antigone district
  • - The Fabre Museum
Nearby :
  • - Castle of Flaugergues
  • - The romanesque cathedral of  Maguelone
  • - Aigues Mortes
  • - Sète
  • - Beach

A guided tour allows you to discover the history and architecture of the “Ecusson”, the old medieval town center : its narrow streets, the private mansions and their courtyards, the royal square of Peyrou, gardens and the lively Comedie square.

This tour can be organised around some peculiar themes :
- Montpellier in the Middle Ages,
- the classical period : squares and private mansions,
- Medecine and the University, which has made of Montpellier an important town of knowlegde in the past.
- Religious buildings and pilgrimages…


But Montpellier also offers other important centres of interest out of the traditional tour:
- modern architecture of new districts and especially the Antigone district, designed by Ricardo Bofill (see description)
- the Fabre museum  and the painters of Montpellier (Bourdon, Cabanel, Fabre, Bazille...).
- the botanical garden, first one created in France.


Practical information :
- Tour duration : 2hours for a general guided tour,3 hours for a very full guided tour ; 2 hours for a theme guided tour
- no entrance fee execpt for the Fabre museum.
- For all audiences. Easily accessible


A fullday in town :
discover first the historical town center, then the new district of Antigone and end the tour visiting the castle of Flaugergues, an old “folie” of Montpellier, visit and wine tasting.


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