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Things to do in Montpellier

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
“An art museum in Montpellier featuring centuries old paintings and other historic art.”
  • 184 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).”
  • 160 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great all in one shopping mall with popular affordable brands and the Gallery Lafayette.”
  • 90 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!”
  • 147 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Supermarkets, Apple Store and boutiques - easy to park - it's got everything a shopper will need.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Plaza
“Gorgeous plaza with access to great shops and restaurants. Amazing view of the l'Opera and the Gaumont Cinema.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“An elevated park for walking, sitting, and picnicking. An excellent view of part of the city and the historic aqueduct. Exceptional views throughout the day and evening, especially at sunset.”
  • 138 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. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
Church
“A magnificent cathedral to visit. When visiting, walk around the exterior and then see the interior.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Le théâtre de Montpellier propose des spectacles et concerts toute l'année !”
  • 32 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! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Transportation
“The most famous square in the city, with beautiful buildings including the opera house and restaurants on the square.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A beautiful quiet little place with a fountain, an Irish pub and a little delicatessen bistro.”
  • 41 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)”
  • 45 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The oldest nightclub in the city. Rock and electro. Locals are very attached to this place... Free entrance”
  • 53 locals recommend
Park
“La maison de Fréderic Bazille s'y trouve Very nice park whatever the season, whatever the wheather close to the river”
  • 44 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)”
  • 45 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Beautiful gastronomic restaurant to discover with garden. Betwenn 20 € to 35 € for the menu...”
  • 25 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
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
American Restaurant
“La terrasse est très agréable, la cuisine est bonne (surtout les burger :-) avec leur pain maison ) et les prix sont raisonnable. Attention, les burgers sont assez imposants, vous ne pourrez peut être pas prendre de dessert :-P.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Plaza
“Dans un ancien hôtel particulier et sous des voûtes médiévales, une cuisine fine inspirée du terroir lozérien.”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Menus 25-35€ Refine food, beautiful romantic place, old bath of Montpellier.”
  • 22 locals recommend

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