22 Best Montpellier Tourist Spots And Things to do in Montpellier (Travel Guide)

Last updated on October 8th, 2020 at 12:27 pm

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There are many things to do in Montpellier. It will not one of the most touristic places in France like Paris and Nice. But we will write all Montpellier tourist spots from beautiful churches and cathedrals to day trips that you can visit in the countryside in Montpellier. Keep reading below our Montpellier travel guide.

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MONTPELLIER TRAVEL GUIDE

HOW TO GET TO MONTPELLIER

There are daily buses and trains going to Montpellier from main of the places around. I went during my road trip from Toulouse to Montpellier is 2 hours far from and 4-5 hours driving from North Spain depending where you are coming from.

BEST TIME TO VISIT MONTPELLIER

Montpellier is a city with a Mediterranean climate so summer is its high season among tourists. Autumn would be the perfect time to enjoy this French city.

While the weather during fall is still warm and dry, temperatures and room rates have dropped considerably compared to the peak season. So, the best time to visit Montpellier is actually from September to November.

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DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN MONTPELLIER

There are many ways to explore Montpellier. If you want to explore the city without burning a hole in your pocket. You can go walking around Montpellier or getting public transportation for around 2€ a single bus ticket or tramway. You can go by bicycle too and keep reading our Montpellier travel guide below.

There are meals in Montpellier at local restaurants for as low as €10-15. Those who want to eat something a bit fancier can have a meal at a mid-range restaurant for around €20-40 or even less if you have someone to split the bill with. Dinner at a top restaurant in Montpellier can go for €70-150.

There are all sorts of accommodations in Montpellier. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Montpellier can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Montpellier. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here to book your accommodation in Montpellier with Agoda and Booking.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTPELLIER AND MONTPELLIER TOURIST SPOTS

1. Arc de Triomphe (Porte du Peyrou)

Porte du Peyrou, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots

The Porte du Peyrou is a triumphal arch in Montpellier in southern France. It is located at the end of the Jardin de Peyrou. The arch was designed by François Dorbay and it was completed in 1693.

2. Promenade du Peyrou

Promenade du Peyrou, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots

Promenade du Peyrou is a place to walk around from the gardens to the Arc de Triomphe. In the middle you can see a statue of Louis XIV and also the views of the city.

3. Château d’Eau

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Château d’Eau also known as Domaine d’O is located Promenade du Peyrou and you will get nice views of Saint-Clément acueduct and from the city. One of the favorite things to do in Montpellier just a few steps of the city center.

4. Saint-Clément Acueduct

Saint-Clément Acueduct, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots

Saint-Clément Acueduct is from 1766 and supplying the fountains in the city. You can get the views from the castle and even going down and walking around. There are a few bars and restaurants around Saint-Clément Acueduct and it’s one of the things to do in Montpellier that you should visit.

5. Place de la Comédie

Place de la Comédie, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots

Place de la Comédie is located in city center in Montpellier. It’s a must in the list of things to do in Montpellier walking around or have a coffee in the bars to see the atmosphere in the city.

6. Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots
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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Peter is one of the Montpellier tourist spots that you can’t miss it. The cathedral was built in Gothic style and it is a national monument in Montpellier.

7. Curch Saint-Roch de Montpellier

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Curch Saint-Roch de Montpellier located in city center with Neo-Gothic style. Pilgrims in the Camino de Santiago often stops here since it’s one of the best Montpellier tourist spots.

8. Montpellier Bohemian District

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Montpellier Bohemian District is one of the best things to do in Montpellier walking around, admiring the art and you can have a coffee or a drink around the area since it’s so cheerful.

9. Eat at Les Halles Castellane Market

Les Halles Castellane Market, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots

Les Halles Castellane Market is always a great start point for knowing about local food and must dish to try in Montpellier. There are a few places to buy fruits, vegetables and even to have coffee or a drink.

10. Visit Mary Cherry Patisserie

Mary Cherry Patisserie is so popular in Montpellier and if you want to stop for a rest while exploring the city you will try the best cakes there.

11. Buy at the Brocante (Flea Market)

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You can buy at the Brocante (Flea Market) in Montpellier where you will find old things. Maybe you could buy souvenirs or just taking a look while exploring the city.

12. Palais des Congrès Montpellier

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Palais des Congrès Montpellier is located in city center close to Place de la Comédie thru the park you will find it. You can see concerts, business events and even festivals.

13. Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Gardens)

Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Gardens)
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Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Gardens) is located in Herault. It was established in 1593 by letters patent from King Henri IV. Jardin des Plantes is opened daily except Monday. Jardin des Plantes has no entrance fee is one of the free things to do in Montpellier.

14. Place de la Canourgue

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Place de la Canourgue is the oldest and one of the most beautiful squares in Montpellier. You can get the views of Saint Pierre Cathedral from there.

15. Notre-Dame des Tables de Montpellier

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Notre-Dame des Tables de Montpellier was built in 12th Century and destroyed in 16th Century. Now, in its crypt and it’s one of the stopping points at Camino de Santiago.

16. Walking around Quartier Saint-Roch

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Walking around Quartier Saint-Roch in Montpellier with a nice atmosphere. The avenue is really friendly and you will find bars and restaurants.

17. Musée Fabre

Musée Fabre was founded by François-Xavier Fabre in 1825. At the beginning of 2003 was renovated and it was completed in January 2007.It’s one of the main Montpellier tourist spots located close to city center.

More Things to do in Montpellier and Montpellier Tourist Spots

Road Trips from Montpellier

18. Aigues Mortes

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Aigues-Mortes is a medieval city just a few minutes driving from Montpellier. Apart from enjoying the medieval church in the town. You can enjoy Vin des Sables with the colorful views from the salt field.

19. Palavas-les-Flots

Palavas-les-Flots, things to do in Montpellier, Montpellier tourist spots
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Palavas les Flots in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the best things to do in Montpellier if you are planning road trips. You can enjoy swimming in the beach, water sports and going out in the restaurants in Palavas les Flots.

20. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is a medieval village in a green setting along Verdus. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is one of the most beautiful villages in France and also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

21. Languedoc Wine Region

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Languedoc region is located between Toulouse and Montpellier. Languedoc region is one the largest wine region in France and in the world with 223,000 hectares.

22. Planet Ocean Montpellier

Planet Ocean is one of the best things to do in Montpellier with kids and it’s one of the largest in France. Planet Ocean schedule is opened every day from 10 am to 7 pm. Planet Ocean entrance fee is 15.50€ per adult and 10.50€ per child from 5-12 years old and free of charge for children under 5 years old.

WHERE TO STAY IN MONTPELLIER

There are all sorts of accommodations in Montpellier. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Montpellier can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Montpellier. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here to book your accommodation in Montpellier with Agoda and Booking.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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