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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 are split into three main sections: Old Masters, Modern Movements a…
Top Choice Cheese in Montpellier

La Fine Mouche

Heavenly French cheeses star at this bar à fromage (cheese bar), whether in pungent Roquefort or runny St-Marcellin tartines (toasted open-faced sandwiches), rich dishes such as Camembert baked with Champagne, or as…
Modern French in Montpellier

Le Petit Jardin

Without doubt, the ‘Little Garden’ has one of the city’s most romantic dining settings – a charmingly green, glass-enclosed secret garden, hidden away behind the amber façade of a typical town house in the old quart…
Vegetarian in Montpellier

Tripti Kulai

Ideal for lunch, this all-organic cafe has vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, from pastries, quiches and salads to gratinées, savoury polenta cakes, soups and stews, along with desserts such as fruit crumble …
Bar in Montpellier

Le Café de la Mer

One of the city’s oldest gay bars now has a mixed clientele along with Montpellier's best, sunniest terrace. Ask at the bar for info about where else is hot (or not).
Cafe in Montpellier

L’Heure Bleue

Scrumptious pastries and fine teas served in china teapots are on offer at this cute cafe.
Live Music in Montpellier


You can’t miss this long-standing venue – just look out for the tail fins of the ’70s Cadillac jutting out above the entrance. It’s one of the city’s best places for live gigs and DJs.
Cathedral in Montpellier

Cathédrale St-Pierre

Montpellier’s monumental Cathédrale St-Pierre began life as a church attached to the 14th-century monastery of St-Benoît; it was raised to cathedral status in 1536. Heavily rebuilt after the Wars of Religion, it’s n…
Historic Building in Montpellier

Hôtel de Varennes

The Hôtel de Varennes is a harmonious 18th-century makeover of a medieval structure that now contains the city’s small history museum, the Musée du Vieux Montpellier.
Historic Building in Montpellier

Hôtel des Trésoriers de France

The Hôtel des Trésoriers de France was built in the 17th century.