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What to see and what to do in Montpellier

Situated 15 kilometres from the campsite, the Montpellier city is distinguished by its gothic architecture, its chic districts and its historical museums.

To get there, the easiest way is to be driven, in 15 minutes you will arrive at your destination. But don’t panic if it’s not your case you can go there by transport, it will take more time, but you will be able to take advantage of the beautiful landscapes that surround us.

Visit Montpellier a must see.

Discover Montpellier from the campsite

It is under the sunny of the Mediterranean that the city of Montpellier holds its dynamism, freshness and joie de vivre. Close to both the coastline and the hinterland, Montpellier is the place to visit during your stay.

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During the day there are several visits available to you, whether in Montpellier or its surroundings, there is something for all tastes. After having crawled all day long, there is nothing better than to find the calm of the Camping Fondespierre to relax and think about the next activities.

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Montpellier is, by its population, the 7ᵉ municipality of France and the 3ᵉ French city of the Mediterranean axis (after Marseille and Nice).

Montpellier, city of the south

Its landscape is especially marked by the view of the pic-saint-Loup (658m) visible in many places, such as the Peyrou promenade and the roof terrace of the Corum at the end of the Esplanade alleys. The climate is typically Mediterranean. This is why Montpellier has one of the highest levels of sunshine in France, with more than 330 days of sunshine per year.

The historical center of Montpellier is called “l’Ecusson”.

It bears its name due to its shield shape (medieval shield). This historical centre is still strongly marked today by the Montpellier buildings as it has remained the heart of the city since the beginning of XIIIᵉ century.

With nearly 60 hectares, the historic centre of Montpellier is one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe.

Top 5 things to do in Montpellier

  • La Place de la Comédie is a must when visiting Montpellier!
    It is one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe. Dominated by the Opéra Comédie, this square is the ideal starting point for visiting the historic centre, for shopping and old stone lovers!
  • La Place du Peyrou located on the outskirts of the Escutcheon is one of the favourite places of Montpellier’s inhabitants. The triumphal arch and the water tower that extends the aqueduct are models of classical architecture.
  • Every Sunday morning, the Parc du Peyrou hosts its flea market.
  • The parc zoologique du Lunaret of Montpellier is today the largest green space in the city and the 2ᵉ largest zoological park in France!
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Free for all, Montpellier Zoo provides visitors with picnic tables, dedicated corners for souvenir photos as well as a vast play area, accessible to all ages.

Surroundings of Montpellier