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Montpellier located on Mediterranean Sea coast is one of the most charming and seductive cities in the South of France.  It is the elegant capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the Hérault department and the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice.  It is considered the fastest growing city in the country over the past 25 years, filled with culture with a selection of museums, a young dynamism with numerous universities and world-class architecture including over a dozen of very stylish private mansions and Historical Hotels. Even its tramways designed by Christian Lacroix as moving tableaux are often considered as the sexiest of the world.


  1. Montpellier video
  2. Introduction
  3. Montpellier in a nutshell
  4. Montpellier’s top sights
  5. Montpellier’s images

Montpellier in a nutshell

Some of Montpellier’s most interesting facts:

  1. Most charming city in the South of France
  2. Capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region
  3. Capital of the Hérault department
  4. Less than a hour bus or cycle ride from the beach
  5. Fastest growing city in France over the past 25 years
  6. Packed with culture with a selection of museums
  7. Filled with a young dynamism with numerous universities
  8. Home to world-class architecture with over a dozen of Historical Hotels
  9. World’s sexiest tramways designed by Christian Lacroix

Montpellier’s top sights

Montpellier’s must see attractions:

  1. Montpellier Historical centre: a labyrinth of typical medieval streets
  2. Place de la Comédie: grandiose square with its 18h century opera house
  3. Antigone District: central area known for its neo-classical architecture designed by Catalonian architect Ricardo Bofill
  4. Charles de Gaulle Esplanade: beautiful green space extending la Place de la Comédie
  5. Porte du Peyrou: triumphal arch entrance to the Royal place
  6. Place Royale du Peyrou: three hectares esplanade build in 1689 with fountains and monuments
  7. Jardin des Plantes: France’s oldest botanical garden in, founded in 1593and maintained by the University
  8. Cathédrale Saint-Pierre: Montpellier Cathedral originally built in 1364
  9. Musée d’Anatomie: Museum of Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine in Montpellier
  10. Musée Fabre: Montpellier art museum
  11. Montpellier Historical Hotels and private mansions
  12. Follies: splendid châteaux built by wealthy merchants surrounding the city

Montpellier’s images

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