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Best things to do in Montpellier

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“This is the main museum in Montpellier, which puts on some good temporary exhibitions.”
190 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Un des plus vieux jardins botaniques d'Europe (il est lié à l'université de médecine). Attention aux horaires (fermé les matins et le lundi). -------- One of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe (linked to the Medicine University). Be careful with the opening hours (e.g. closed in the morning and on Mon).”
172 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great all in one shopping mall with popular affordable brands and the Gallery Lafayette.”
97 locals recommend
Zoo
“Avec ses 80 hectares, le parc zoologique de Lunaret à Montpellier est aujourd'hui l'espace vert le plus vaste de la ville et le deuxième plus grand parc zoologique de France ! C'est le lieu de promenade privilégié des montpelliérains. Ne manquez pas la serre Amazonienne ! / At 80 hectares, the zoo Lunaret in Montpellier is now the largest green space in the city and the second largest zoo in France! It is the privileged place of walk of Montpellier. Do not miss the Amazonian greenhouse!”
151 locals recommend
Plaza
“Gorgeous plaza with access to great shops and restaurants. Amazing view of the l'Opera and the Gaumont Cinema.”
122 locals recommend
Public Art
“On peut y boire un verre (la cour est parfaite le soir), y bruncher le dimanche à partir de 11 heures (18 euros avec jus d'orange pressé et buffet à volonté), y manger et y voir des expositions gratuitement. Drink a glass (cour is perfect during the evening to take a glass of wine), brunch on sunday after 11 a.m. (18 € with unlimited buffet and fresh orange juice), eat and see great and free exhibitions. ”
150 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Supermarkets, Apple Store and boutiques - easy to park - it's got everything a shopper will need.”
139 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Beau parc offrant une vue imprenable sur la ville. A découvrir en particulier les dimanches matin, où vous aurez la possibilité d'y prendre un café et d'y déjeuner sur le pouce, après avoir chiner aux stands des antiquaires. Beautiful park with breathtaking views of the city. To discover especially Sunday morning, where you will have the opportunity to have a coffee and have lunch on the go, after having stalled at the stands of antique shops.”
147 locals recommend
Hospital
“Grand centre commercial Oddyseum: cafés, restaurants, grands magasins, etc.”
69 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Once inside, you enter a wonderful underwater world. Follow the route and visit the different oceans of the world. In the middle you will find a huge aquarium where you can spot sharks! ”
36 locals recommend
Church
“Originally a church attached to the monastery of Saint-Benoît (founded in 1364), the building was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1536.”
54 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Very beautlful opera (a small Garnier opera). There are some concerts, ballets, and plays here. Taxis can drop you there from the airport. It's 100 meters from my apartment.”
34 locals recommend
Establishment
“The most famous square in the city, with beautiful buildings including the opera house and restaurants on the square.”
95 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Les meilleurs cocktails de la ville (compter au minimum 10 euros pour un cocktail) Best cocktails in the city (one cocktail cost at the minimum 10 euros)”
46 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The oldest nightclub in the city. Rock and electro. Locals are very attached to this place... Free entrance”
56 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“On this Esplanade, near the Banque Populaire, is where you can take the Edgard bus to Nimes or Avignon to catch the TGV!”
34 locals recommend