Montpellier is an impeccably chic example of fabulous French culture. With its sophisticated selection of opulent mansions and majestic monuments, Montpellier exudes an air of imperial majesty. A breath-taking cultural scene combines gorgeous gastronomy with outstanding art collections and world-renowned operatic performances, and the esteemed title of violin-making capital of the world means Montpellier will allure music lovers with its mellifluous melodies. The region is famed for its production of wine fine and the bounty of the verdant vineyards is served within every stylish and sophisticated wine bar in this sublime city.
Montpellier’s Peyrou Esplanade truly showcases the remarkable history of this sparkling city; from the royal square, visitors can enjoy breath-taking city vistas from the dynamically designed belvedere. A legendary landmark that resides upon this royal square is the Arc de Triomphe, an elaborate monument that celebrates the victory of France in a bloody battle.
Enjoy an alternative sight with a visit to the Medieval Mikve, a ceremonial Jewish baths whose painstaking preservation pays home to the important influence Jewish people had upon the city. Hailed as one of Europe’s best maintained baths, visitors will delight in the historical significance of this eclectic monument.
The Outstanding Opera House
Montpellier is renowned for its dazzling dedication to pera, and the fabulous façade of the Comedie Opera House reflects this passion perfectly. Since the middle of the 18th century, the opera house has been hosting spectacular shows and today is considered France’s operatic centre. Tickets are available on the day of the performance but booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.
The Dining Delights of La Diligence
For a truly fabulous experience of fine French food, dine in the dazzling depths of La Diligence. Within, a decorative rhapsody of vaulted ceilings, burgundy velvet and epic arches accompanies your perfectly presented food. Classic French dishes are given a creative and contemporary twist and are sure to tantalise and totally satisfy the taste-buds. (2 Place Pétrarque, 34000 MONTPELLIER, France)