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Montpellier Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Montpellier

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Jardins des Plantes
Visit the oldest garden in all of France – the Jardins des Plantes in Montpellier in the Languedoc-Rousillon region. It may come as a surprise to most tourists, but this haven is just 20 minutes' walk from the Place de la Comedie. But these lovely gardens are a welcome respite and a haven of peace and tranquility. Do come here to relax and breathe in the fresh air that only gardens seem to have.

This botanical paradise is filled with over 3,500 species of indigenous and exotic plants. There are also some very old trees in this garden, several that date back to the time when the garden was first formed, in 1593.

The Jardins des Plantes was created by Henry IV, who wanted students of medicine to have easier access to plants that can help in their research. He commissioned Pierre Richer de Belleval, who was a teacher of botany and anatomy, to make a Royal garden similar to an Italian medical garden... read more arrow
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Place de la Comedie is the "heart" of Montpellier in France. Although it is not its center in terms of geographical position, it is the center of Montpellier as it is where the locals, mostly the young, stay to hang out, people-watch and chat with friends. This plaza is where the life of the city ebbs and flows. You can join the locals and sit at the many cafes in the area and watch the hustle and bustle of the people going by, even as you sip your cup of hot latte.

Located at the south-west area of the city center, Place de la Comedie is in the Herault department in France. This is also the area where most of the city fortifications are located.

The Place de la Comedie is also fondly called by locals as "L'Oeuf", which literally means "the egg". It is called such because it is shaped like an egg, its ovoid shape housing some cafes, bars, and shops... read more arrow

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