Montpellier Sights and Landmarks Guide, France
Visit Montpellier and see the sights and remnants of the ancient city that was once the home of the most Protestants in France. With the mixture of different religions, Montpellier is now a religious, intellectual, and cultural center in France.
Traveling in Montpellier is mostly educational as it highlights culture and arts of the ancient times. Be inspired with the awesome facade of the Cathedrale Saint Pierre in Montpellier. The cathedral is one of the city’s greatest architectural masterpieces. Built in 1346, the cathedral is known for its twin columns whose diameters measure over a dozen feet each.
Another worth visiting place in the city is Montpellier’s Arc de Triomphe that is built with bright colored sandstones. A climb on the top of the arc needs the scaling of the 103 steps before you can see the great views on top.
In the former Jewish quarter lies a must-see sight, the Le Mikve Medieval that reflects the Jewish influences on the city. The Le Mikve Medieval is a Jewish ceremonial bath and visits to this place are only possible through the tourist office’s guided tours. The place is hard to find and exclusive only for guided tours. If you want to visit the ancient schools in Montpellier, you can go to the Faculte de Medecine that is open also for guided tours.
Museums of the city include the Musee Fabre, the Musee de l’Historie de Montpellier that concentrates on the exhibits of the city’s history, and the Musee de l’Infantrie. The latter showcases weapons and uniforms of the infantry of France from 15th century up to the present. Other museums in the city include the Musee d’Historie Naturelle, Musee Fabre, Musee d’Anatomie, Musee du Vieux-Montpellier, Musee Atger, and more.
Those who want to have a city walk can go to the Esplanade Charles-De-Gaulle, Rue du Bras de Fer, Place de la Comedie, Promenade du Peyrou, Place St-Ravy, etc. Most of the city squares are remnants of the ancient city and are built on the ruins of the churches and structures that were destroyed by ancient wars. The Centre Saint Guilhem, Couvent des Ursulines, Hotel Perier, Citadelle, Tour de la Babotte, La Tour des Pins, and the Thee Jean-Vilar have their own unique sights to offer.
The city serves as a center for culture, religion, education, and industrialization. The different sights in the city can support this claim.
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