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City break in Montpellier. Active leisure ideas for Montpellier - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Montpellier Antigone Montpellier offers its guests all kinds of attractions and entertainments for comfortable and unforgettable vacations: sporting and shopping centers, scenic parks and gardens, upscale night clubs and bars as well as numerous original places to eat. Water attractions fans will love the Espiguette beach which is serene and clean. It is of great popularity among tourists travelling with kids. The beach features several rental centers of sport gears, well equipped sport grounds and a few of summer open air cafés.
1. Public transport of Montpellier is presented with a network of buses and trams. Tickets for both means of transportation cost equally. The cost is about 1.5 Euro. The tickets can be … Open
A visit to the Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret will turn to an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Animals there live in spacious enclosures among exotic plants. The zoological garden houses as numerous representatives of the local fauna so animals brought from other lands. A beautiful green house with a rich collection of tropical plants and flowers takes a part of the garden. The Aquarium Mare Nostrum invites city guests to learn the inhabitants of sea floor better. Despite small size of the aquarium it presents a huge exciting collection of sea floor inhabitants. Each day the aquarium holds special excursions and informative tours for the youngest visitors.
Montpellier will be of great interest for genuine connoisseurs of French wines. The suburbs of the city locate a famous winery named the Chateau de Flaugergues which invites the city guests daily to learn the process of making wine and to try astonishing wine samples. During the warm season the garden which neighbors the winery offers tables for visitors. The guests have a chance to rest in the shadow of aged trees and try the best sorts of wine. All wines are available for sale in a local wine shop. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
First mentions of the city are dated back to the 10th century, when Montpellier belonged to famous French counts. The city is conveniently located between two high hills, and some of its … Open
The city features more than ten beautiful parks. The most popular ones among them are considered to be the Domaine de Grammont, Bois de Montmaur and Domaine d'O parks. The parklands offer perfect facilities for hiking and cycling. The parks feature special picnic areas. The street Rue Foch is considered to be the shopping center of the city. One will find the concentration of premium shops and luxury boutiques in close vicinity to the Comedy Square (la place de la Comedie). Among shopping centers the city guests give most preference to the FNAC and Inno centers as these ones offer the vastest choice of goods at different price rates. On weekends Montpellier offers its guests to visit a flea market which is a perfect place to hunt not only some vintage souvenirs but some brand clothes, footwear and accessories as well.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Montpellier and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Montpellier

L’antidote Café
Where: Place de la Canourgue, Montpellier;
Rockstore
Where: 20, Rue du Verdun, Montpellier;
La Pleine Lune
Where: 28, Rue du Faubourg Figuerolles, Montpellier;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Montpellier
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Camargue' , 58 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Alpilles' , 79 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Grands Causses' , 81 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Languedoc' , 93.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'La Narbonnaise en Méditerranée' , 96.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Montpellier
♥   Amusement park 'Europark' Vias, 50.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Aérocity Parc' Aubenas, 111.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Montpellier
♥   Restaurant 'Cellier-Morel' Montpellier. Type - Creative. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Artichaut' Montpellier. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '1789' Montpellier. Type - Classic cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Pastis' Montpellier. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Anga' Montpellier. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Montpellier from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Amphitheater in Arles

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
Like many other ancient theaters, from the 6th century the amphitheater in Arles has been used as a fortress. It was here that local residents sheltered from the barbarians. In the shortest possible time the ancient theater was completely converted into a fortification structure. Inside, more than 200 buildings for various purposes were erected, including residential buildings, as well as two churches. At the end of the 18th century, city authorities decided to begin reconstruction of the amphitheater. At this time people still lived in its walls. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Montpellier

Guide to your best city break in Montpellier - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Montpellier - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Montpellier?' disappears immediately.
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