B&B Hotels in Montpellier
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History and urbanism
The city walls were torn down on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu. The defensive walls were replaced by boulevards which follow the boundary of the Écusson, the historic town centre. Only two towers were able to stand up to the cardinal: the Tour de la Babote, a former astronomical observatory, and the Tour des Pins. The latter was the subject of a Nostradamus prophecy, which predicted that the town would be reduced to ashes if the pine trees were removed. They’re still there !
There are endless walks to try, but the best is still to lose yourself in the Écusson, the historic centre of Montpellier, from the Place de la Comédie to the Jardins du Peyrou, from Antigone to Port Marianne, or through the little lanes of the Arceaux, the Fine Arts district or the 800-year-old university medical faculty.
Montpellier may not be the town with the most monuments, but it still has plenty of heritage, visible at every street corner. An entrance hall here, an arcade or an inscription there; the stones themselves bespeak the mediaeval era. The Palais Jacques Cœur and Saint-Pierre Cathedral, with its adjoining cloister are well worth a detour. On the cultural side, the Fabre Museum should be an unmissable part of your family weekend or business tourism trip to Montpellier.
This Languedoc town has a buzz about it 356 days a year, as you will quickly realise during your stay in Montpellier. The International Extreme Sports Festival, the Comedy Spring, Radio France Festival, Comédie du Livre literature festival, Estivales summer festivals, Festival of Fanfares and concerts at the Rockstore, a church converted to a concert hall: there’s no shortage of opportunities to celebrate !
Nearby B&B Hotels
1211 rue de la Vieille Poste
Rue Robert Schuman
Parc d Activités La Peyrière
Parc d'Activités la Peyrière (Adresse GPS : Rue Robert Schuman)
Place de la Méditerranée