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A blue tram!

Located 50 km SW of Nimes and 3-1/4 hours via TGV from Paris, the university city of Montpellier is one of the liveliest cities in the south of France. The capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Montpellier is centered around the oblong place de la Comedie (known as ?l?Oeuf? or ?the egg?), home to a number of cafes and boutiques, in addition to the ornate 19th-century opera house.

The city suffered major damage during the Wars of Religion and was largely rebuilt in the 17th century. Situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea the city can best be viewed from the Promenade de Peyrou, an 18th-century square featuring formal gardens and the end of the 18th-century aqueduct modeled on the Pont du Gard.

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  • Pros:Good climat! Nice monuments! Good food!
  • In a nutshell:Very nice city!
  • Last visit to Montpellier: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2004 at 3:57 AM

    Looks a lot like our trams in Munich :) Very nice page about this city!

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 4:04 AM

    Great variety of architecture here,lovely pics, and information

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 4:20 PM

    great page!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2004 at 11:34 AM

    Great page! I haven't been to Montpellier, but it looks like I've missed something! Hopefully I can go here on a next trip to France :-))

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2004 at 6:02 AM

    Gr8 page, tips & photos! thanks! Think I'll have to add this to my evergrowing intinerary for my next (hopeful) trip! Cheers from downunder!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 4:15 PM

    Nice job!

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2004 at 4:03 PM

    I didnt know that there were 2 Arc's in France

  • Grazina's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2004 at 9:09 AM

    The one thing I regret is not touring the South of France...My brother said it was beautiful and unlike Paris is a total different world in itself. I take it you know your French?!?!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2004 at 12:42 PM

    Nice introduction to a sunny City in the South.

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2003 at 7:15 PM

    What a nice place! Those incredible blue skies are the perfect frame for that magnificent architecture.


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