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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.
- Pros:Good climat! Nice monuments! Good food!
- In a nutshell:Very nice city!
This Medieval archaeological garden is set around the remains of the 13th century Saint Esprit church which was a... more travel advice
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