I hadn't expected to see the Arc de Triomphe here! During an official tour of the city, with a guide from the tourist office, we went to admire the view from the top of the building and end the trip in style.
The Cathedral of Saint Pierre in the city of Montpellier is particularly impressive - it looks like something out of Harry Potter! This Gothic-style monument is the largest of its kind in the city, as well as being the largest church in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. It was built in 1536, on the site of an old monastery chapel. The entrance is particularly impressive, with a massive, welcoming porch, with two pillars and a huge arch. These decorative elements are original, dating back to the 14th century. Highly recommended.
This park is located in the historical centre of Montpellier. Here you can see some great monuments, like the aqueduct, the statue of Louis XIV, and the water tower. Here you can see people going jogging, others eating quietly, and older people enjoying a break. It is also very nice at night, and sometimes they have crazy music nights.
Built in 1740, in the heart of Montpellier, this tower is an unusual monument that has been restored several times. It has been used as an astronomy observatory, and even held the first telegraph for the cities of southern France. Today, you can find an impressive terrace in the cozy courtyard, with a bar and restaurant far from the crowded city.
Architecturally, it's a mixture of seventeenth and eighteenth century construction techniques. It stands on a quiet street in Montpellier, and has a remarkable courtyard. But the real treasure is its enormous, perfectly calm garden. You can enjoy the perfectly trimmed hedges and the lovely sculptures set among the green trees.
Right behind the cathedral, this small square tower offers a great view of that magnificent building. It has a Romanesque, slightly Gothic, style, and was built in the year 1196, under the Aragon dynasty. It played the role of a surveillance tower, defending against the English. In the year 1562, it was besieged by Catholics, then by Protestants in 1622. Highly recommended.
This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city of Montpellier. There are plenty of entertainment options here, and it's particularly nice if you're a student, as you can get a discount. It has more than just opera; there are concerts here as well. The facade is truly stunning.