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Montpellier France

Montpellier’s location in the south of France makes it a tourist hotspot in the country. It offers historical landmarks, cultural attractions and plenty of activities, all in the midst of idyllic Mediterranean surroundings.

History and culture are deeply embedded in the spirit of Montpellier. The Old Town area, locally known as Ecusson, is full of winding streets lined with medieval era structures that you can easily explore on foot. The Place de la Comédie is home to several historical monuments, including the Three Graces fountain. At the Fabre Museum nearby, you can admire artworks of European Old Masters as well as contemporary artists. Other highlights of the city include the Montpellier Cathedral of Saint Peter, Arc de Triomphe and Promenade du Peyrou.

From traditional to trendy, there’s no dearth of shopping options in Montpellier. Located close to Place de la Comédie is the major shopping street of the city, Rue de la Loge, where you’ll find local boutiques as well as high street brands. Head to Le Polygone for a modern shopping experience or explore the covered food markets of the city, like Halles Castellane and Halles Laissac.

Since Montpellier is part of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region, you’ll find a variety of wine bars, wineries and wine tours to experience here. The city is teeming with graffiti, mosaics and other artwork that you can discover during a street art tour. If you’re looking for something adventurous, there are several hiking and biking trails in and around Montpellier.


 

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