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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“This is the main museum in Montpellier, which puts on some good temporary exhibitions.”
  • 185 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great all in one shopping mall with popular affordable brands and the Gallery Lafayette.”
  • 89 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).”
  • 162 locals recommend
Plaza
“Gorgeous plaza with access to great shops and restaurants. Amazing view of the l'Opera and the Gaumont Cinema.”
  • 116 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!”
  • 149 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Supermarkets, Apple Store and boutiques - easy to park - it's got everything a shopper will need.”
  • 134 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.”
  • 140 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. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Trail
“Great hike overlooking the Hérault valley. Highest point of the department.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Lake
“Lac du Salagou Beautiful scenery, and sheltered swimming coves. Only a short drive from Domaine des Rochers”
  • 122 locals recommend
National Park
“Stunning scenery one of the most amazing places I have ever been to. Great drive down to the waterfall at the bottom of the valley with beautiful clean river to swim in.”
  • 51 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
Bridge
“For the great view into the Gorge De L’Herault, for a nice and fresh swim...”
  • 66 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
Transportation
“Beautiful port village with “Largest naturist resort on earth” Go out of sightseeing or fishing boats or sunbath on the beach,Try your luck at the casino.Great restaurants with the freshest fish ever ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Only if you have a car! This beach is probably the wildest one, away from the city. Dunes, and wide beach area.”
  • 32 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“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
French Restaurant
“Le Petit Pierre is run by chef Pierre Augé, winner of the French edition of Top Chef in 2014. Named after his father, he soon enough was known as “Petit Pierre” to avoid confusion. Hence the name of the restaurant was born: La Maison de Petit Pierre. Here you can enjoy a bistronomique lunch or dinner.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Good beach and one of the many lovely Paillote's that serve food and drinks and have rentable beds too.”
  • 44 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Beautiful gastronomic restaurant to discover with garden. Betwenn 20 € to 35 € for the menu...”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“The absolute best cocktail bar in Montpellier - Amazing Asian fusion food too!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
“Georges vous accueille dans une cour intérieure pleine de charme en plein cœur de l'écusson pour un moment gourmand !”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Parfait pour manger et boire des verres les pieds dans le sable. Établissement géré par les frères Pourcel.”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Le cadre (en particulier la terrasse dès qu'il fait beau), les salades repas et le brunch / The setting (especially the terrace when it's sunny), meals salads and brunch”
  • 17 locals recommend

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