• Montpellier

Montpellier

Saint-Clément aqueduct

Photo Credit: Milan Tesar

Montpellier

Just 10 Km inland from the Mediterranean Coast, Montpellier is the fastest growing city in France - a very lively and multicultural centre in the beautiful and sunny Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The central Antigone district is a very chic and modern neighbourhood with stylish neoclassic motifs, but the city is also famous for its Gothic Cathedral of Saint-Pierre, with distinctive conical towers, dating from 1364. As the city is close to the sea, visitors are never far from the beautiful white sandy beaches close by.

From a LGBT point of view, France is a very advanced and welcoming country, so gay & lesbian people are protected by law, including full same-sex marriage provisions. The scene in Montpellier is small, but quite interesting and welcoming.


Gaytway Guide to Montpellier

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    • 600 years of art at Musee Fabre
    • Founded in 1825 by painter François-Xavier Fabre, this exceptional museum houses one of France’s richest collections of European art, divided in three main sections: Old Masters, Modern Movements and Decorative Arts. From Rubens to Poussin to Degas – pretty much everyone is here.

    • An ancient garden
    • This is one of Montpellier’s hidden gems, the Jardins des Plantes – the oldest botanical garden in France, founded in 1593. The much better-known Jardin des Plantes in Paris, was actually modelled on Montpellier’s. It’s a great place to visit when the weather is hot as here you’ll find some lovely shady walks and more than 2500 species.

    • A Triumphal Arch
    • The Arc du Triumph, or Porte de Peyrou was built in 1692, was dedicated to King Louis XIV. If you have the time do check with the local tourism office and go on a guided tour to the top of the arch for super-panoramic views.

    • Montpellier Cathedral
    • The cathedral is famous for its very peculiar conical towers and dates back to 1536.
  • Heaven

    A bar in central Montpellier, quite busy at weekends.

    Le Coxx

    The Coxx bar has a small terrace, ideal for your aperitifs and summer evenings. Inside you'll find sleek design with stone walls.

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