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On the quiet place Saint-Roch, almost hidden behind the trees, the Saint-Roch church in Montpellier is home to visitors seeking the sun. Accessible from the first four lines of the tramway (Comédie or Observatoire stop), about fifteen minutes drive from your Kyriad Montpellier Antigone hotel, since 2004 it has been an officially recognized stop on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Pilgrims from all over the world flock to the presbytery-gite in the adjoining street to rest, converse, but also to pray in front of the relics of Roch, young Montpellier, a fourteenth century Christian, became patron saint of the city. Enjoy the discovery of this religious center to take a break on the square. In the shelter of the old stones of the church, refreshed by the water from the fountain, you will be able to rest and observe the passers-by who naturally come here to meet up. A huge trompe-l'oeil occupies the facade of the building opposite, teeming with winks at the history of the city, that you can have fun trying to spot. A real historic center, the square is the place for all celebrations. Music festivals, the Saint-Roch, markets... friendly meetings are numerous throughout the year.
During your stay in Montpellier, do not forget to take a stroll through the thick bamboo garden of Jardin des plantes de Montpellier. Located opposite the Saint-Pierre Cathedral and the Faculty of Medicine, this illustrious historical player in the city has been standing here since 1593. It was Henri IV who wanted to offer medical students a botanical garden like Padoue. Doyen des jardins botaniques de France, it is a spectacle which offers visitors the most relaxation. By strolling in its shaded avenues, you cross an important part of the history of the city. Why not discover more by attending the many thematic tours organized throughout the year. Visits which are sometimes historical like "Footprints of the garden of yesterday" or "The School of systematic and its busts", and sometimes scientific with the intervention of the medicinal plant experts. It is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the virtues and uses of these everyday plants. A curiosity to which Montpellier holds the secret, the Jardin des Plantes is located 25-minute walk from your Kyriad Montpellier Antigone hotel. A curiosity where you may find your apothecary soul, who knows!
Art lovers know it, the Fabre Museum in Montpellier is one of Europe’s largest, and it’s not its 1,800 paintings and its 300 sculptures that will say the opposite. Housed in a former mansion of the eighteenth century, the museum offers the visitor a total immersion in the history of art, through a unique course as organized by themes. Discover all the great periods of art through his great subjects. The nude, the heroes, the writers, the monsters, the animals... An atypical approach of the art which slices radically with the classic scenography of a museum. In margin of this original course, this institution Montpellier offers you many visits guided throughout the year. From the commented hanging of a temporary exhibition to visits to the museum's masterpieces, there is something for everyone. Practical courses are also available to you as well as meetings, more intimate, organized Thursday evenings. Located in the immediate vicinity of Place de la Comédie, in the center of Montpellier, the Fabre museum is only 20 minutes walk from your Kyriad Montpellier Antigone hotel. Do not miss this cultural detour!
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