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What to see in Montpellier?

The Lapeyronie Montpellier Hôpitaux-Facultés hotel is located less than 100 m from the line 1 tram stop which allows you to reach the city center in 10 minutes! In all seasons, Montpellier is one of the most attractive cities in the South of France. Its many schools and faculties make it a young and dynamic city close to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

Many must-see places, historic monuments and museums are worth a visit during your stay at the Hotel Lapeyronie. You will be able to stroll with pleasure in the pedestrian streets of the Écusson, the historical medieval center of Montpellier and discover the Arc de Triomphe and the promenade of Peyrou which overhangs the garden of plants founded by Henry IV with its 5 hectares of greenery in full heart of town. You take the time to savor a refreshing drink in a shaded square or on the bustling Place de la Comédie or on the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle and enjoy the mild climate of the south of France. Many restaurants welcome you and offer tasty Mediterranean cuisine. So don't hesitate, book your stay at the Lapeyronie hotel for a superb weekend in Montpellier.

From the Lapeyronie Hôpitaux-Facultés hotel, you will also be ideally located to discover the Montpellier hinterland: the Navacelles cirque, the Vis gorges and its waterfalls, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, a magnificent medieval setting in the gorges of the Hérault, the Cevennes ...

The art of living in Montpellier

It is on the terrace of a café or a restaurant on the Place de la Comédie, in the L'Écusson or Beaux-Arts district, that you will be able to appreciate all the sweetness of life in the South from France. Taste the wines of Occitania by taking one of the region's wine routes or discover Mediterranean cuisine, based on seafood or fish, in one of the city's many restaurants. You will enjoy going out in the streets of Montpellier, discovering the Montpellier nightlife.

The Fabre museum

Visit one of the city's main art museums, the one that houses one of the most important collections of French paintings. The museum was created in 1828 by the painter François-Xavier Fabre. The various exhibitions and collections will delight enthusiasts and art lovers.

The Atger Museum

Nestled in the heart of the historic buildings of the Faculty of Medicine, the Atger Museum is the oldest museum in the city. The museum has a very rich collection of Flemish, Italian, Dutch, German and French drawings and prints. The museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons for tours.

The museum of Old Montpellier

Housed in the Hôtel de Varennes, this museum presents collections of various objects recalling the history of Montpellier, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. You will be able to observe the statue of the Madonna and Child from the 13th century, the golden cabinet of the consuls dating from the 17th century, furniture from the 18th century, but also engravings of the city's urban history.

The anatomy museum and conservatory

Located in the heart of the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier, discover an exceptional and unusual place rich in nearly 5,600 pieces. Also nicknamed “the museum of horrors”, you will find astonishing pieces there: skulls, hearts, livers, lungs, surgical instruments and many others. It's an atypical visit that awaits you in Montpellier.