Jardin des Plantes
Montpellier’s monumental Cathédrale St-Pierre began life as a church attached to the 14th-century monastery of St-Benoît; it was raised...
Hôtel de la Vieille Intendance
Near the Cathédrale St-Pierre, the early-17th-century Hôtel de la Vieille Intendance was built during the reign of Louis XIII for the...
Arc de Triomphe
Built in 1692, Montpellier's 52m-high triumphal arch is dedicated to Louis XIV. The tourist office organises guided tours in summer that...
The menu at this Hemingway-themed underground bar is printed to form the outline of the legendary writer's face, and cocktails created...
Marché Place Albert 1er
The smaller of Montpellier's food markets is held three times weekly on place Albert 1er.
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Jardin des Plantes information
North of place Royale du Peyrou is one of Montpellier’s hidden gems, the Jardins des Plantes – the oldest botanical garden in France. Established in 1593, it was used as a model for the much better-known Jardins des Plantes in Paris, laid out nearly 30 years later. Along its shady paths you’ll find more than 2500 species, including nine varieties of palm, 250 medicinal plants and an arboretum of rare trees, as well as a glorious greenhouse dating from 1860.