A shopping mecca in the heart of the historic center
It is impossible to visit Montpellier without making a shopping detour to the centre. In the the historic center, stroll through the medieval alleyways which offer a true journey into the past retracing more than 1,000 years of history and let yourself be tempted by the many pretty boutiques. From the famous Place de la "Comédie" to La Canourgue, you will find many larger French and international brands. Between the Écusson (historic centre), the Odysseum (large shopping centre with boutiques and major brands) and the traditional and themed markets, there is plenty of choice whatever your tastes. What gifts to take home in your suitcase from your stay in Montpellier ? Earthenware and grisettes (locally made sweets), liquorice and marshmallows or the Grès de Montpellier (appellation of local wines).
Adopt the Montpellier lifestyle
Montpellier is a melting pot of vast contrasts - narrow alleys in its historic centre, and the modernized centre with its large squares, efficient tramway and contemporary architecture in the more recent districts of the city. Adopt the Montpellier lifestyle and explore the different worlds waiting to be discovered ! Museums and art galleries are plentiful and are much appreciated by art and culture lovers from all walks of life. Take a moment to admire the city's botany through the multiple green areas located in the heart of vast private estates (Jardin des plantes, zoological park, etc.).