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Top Choice Gallery in Montpellier

Musée Fabre

Founded in 1825 by painter François-Xavier Fabre, this exceptional museum houses one of France’s richest collections of European art. The galleries collectively showcase the last 600 years of artistic activity in Eu…
Top Choice Bistro in Montpellier

Anga

Drop in to this sweet little gourmet neobistro for top-notch market cuisine concocted by a trio of hipsters. The tiny menu changes every day and always involves seasonal, fresh ingredients. The dining area has soft …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Montpellier

Le Clandestin

This popular wine and piano bar is a gem. With a wide selection of wines, whiskies and rums, you’re sure to find something that will tickle your fancy. It's famed for the quality of its live music sessions featuring…
Top Choice Bistro in Montpellier

Le Café de la Panacée

Occupying the top floor of an art gallery, this super-cool venture is an atmospheric spot for digging into superb market-driven dishes. Although the menu is limited, lunch is a real gourmet experience. Locals also r…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Montpellier

Willie Carter Sharpe

Few hobnobbing spots in Montpellier are as sweet as the vaulted room of this speakeasy-style bar popular with local hipsters. Relax and order a well-prepared cocktail from the moustachioed bartender. There's usually…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Montpellier

Green Lab

We defy you not to walk into this easy-to-miss joint in the heart of the old town and not instantly be tempted by the wonderful falafels and delicious vegetarian assiettes (salads) on offer. Eat in or take away. Unb…
Museum in Montpellier

Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran

Attached to the Musée Fabre is L’Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran, a lavish Montpellier mansion that belonged to local notable Madame Frédéric Sabatier d’Espeyran. The interior of the house is filled with incr…
Gardens in Montpellier

Jardin des Plantes

One of Montpellier’s hidden gems, the Jardins des Plantes is the oldest botanical garden in France. Established in 1593, it was used as a model for the much better-known Jardin des Plantes in Paris, laid out nearly …
Landmark in Montpellier

Arc de Triomphe

Built in 1695, Montpellier's 52m-high triumphal arch is dedicated to Louis XIV. The tourist office organises guided tours in summer that take you up 103 steps inside the arch to the top for panoramic views. The best…
Cocktail Bar in Montpellier

Papa Doble

The menu at this Hemingway-themed underground bar is printed to form the outline of the legendary writer's face, and cocktails created in his honour include the De Pepe Villa (spicy tequila, lime, hazelnut and ginge…