Montpellier and the Beach
Montpellier is the southern French city near the sandy beach of the Mediterranean. She is the city of the future and attracts more and more (successful) people. She now has around 255,000 inhabitants, of whom 55,000 are students.
In 1289 the University of Montpellier was founded, one of the eldest in Europe.
In 1432 Jacques Cœur settled in Montpellier. He ensured that the city became an important economic center, until Marseille took over this role.
Montpellier has a historic city center with narrow streets with shops and many attractions. The center of Montpellier is the Place de la Comédie. Here you can regularly find street artists and musicians. In the middle is the Place de l’Oeuf, an oval square on the actual square. In the middle of this oval square is the fountain Trois Grâces, or the three graces. Many guests of the Mas Blanc combine a visit to the beach with a dinner on one of the squares of Montpellier.
the Arceaux, an aqueduct in Roman style
the Opéra Comédie
Promenade du Peyrou
the triumphal arch, Arc de triomphe Le Peyrou
Faculté de Médecine
Jardin des Plantes
Rue du Cannau
Citadel of Montpellier
City District Antigone
Musée de Vieux Montpellier
Musée de Notre-Dame-des-Tables