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Southern France's serene town
Stunning, easy-going and laidback, Montpellier is a picturesque and scenic city in Southern France. The eight-largest metropolis of the country is also seen as the most rapid growing metropolis in the nation over the past 25 years. It is a fashionable megalopolis with grand buildings, opulent hotels particuliers (private mansions), regal boulevards, shady backstreets and pristine white-sand beaches. .
Kick-start the trip by strolling around Antigone district. This zone is the result of city planners' effort to get Montpellier out of its economic woes. It is the perfect neighborhood, designed by the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, encompassing 100-plus acres with plazas, esplanades, shops, restaurants, and low-income housing constructed out of stone-color, pre-stressed concrete. Do visit the La Place du Nombre d'Or (The Golden Number Plaza) that acts as a landmark agora and gateway to the Antigone district. It is symmetrically made up of curves and the external facade is an is an articulated sequence of houses..
Do catch a glimpse of Porte du Peyrou - a triumphal arch, housed at the eastern end of the Jardin de Peyrou, a park close to the heart of the city. Spend some time strolling around the Promenade de Peyrou - Montpellier's most opulent avenue, erected at the end of the 17th century and devoted to Louis XIV. After soaking in the charming views of the promenade de Peyrou, cross over into the Vieille Ville and saunter about the narrow streets lined up with gorgeous shops and cozy restaurants. At the northern edge of Vieille Ville lies the stunning Cathedrale St-Pierre. Marvel the interiors of this beautiful religious shrine that has preserved the simplicity of its 14th-century origins. .
Close to Cathedrale St-Pierre is the 13th-century Faculte de Medecine, one of France's most reputed medical school and Europe's oldest active one. Those who are tired of the concrete jungle and crave for some fresh air ought to visit the sprawling Jardin des Plantes, France's oldest botanical garden. Wander through the array of plants, flowers, and trees that are cultivated there. When it comes to museums, do spend some time at Musee Fabre, where there are exhibits of ceramics from Greece and the rest of Europe. Moreover, the museum is home to an extensive collection of paintings from the 17th until the 19th century, with a huge representation of the luminophiles movement. .
When it comes to retail therapy, head over to centre-ville, especially those who prefer high-end shopping. Those who are lighter on the pocket can spend some at the Polygone shopping center. Drop by at the huge flea market that occurs every Sunday morning and haggle away to procure pretty much everything under the sun. As for cuisine, one can dig into a plethora of local delicacies from the restaurants dotted in the city. .
The stay options in Montpellier is abundant with the best luxury hotels, rental apartments and cheap accommodations available for tourists to decide which kind to opt for depending on their budget and taste. .
Montpellier experiences Mediterranean climate. The best time to visit would be during the spring and summer months as the temperatures are mild during that period.