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Montpellier, a young city

Š Jean DU BOISBERRANGER / hemis.fr

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Born just about 1000 years ago and a college town as early as the 13th century, Montpellier has throughout the times and sometimes crisis periods kept intact its reputation for tolerance and openness where quality of life is essential and culture a source of pride. Although Montpellier remained slightly withdrawn throughout a large part of the XXth century, It has also known a striking revival in the last 30 years. With a dynamic population growth, the city and its suburbs now boast a population of nearly 500 000 inhabitants, making it the 8th city in France. Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc Roussillon, reinvents itself once again and tends to turn more and more towards the Mediterranean while hiring the greatest architects with culture and quality of life as central elements.


HEMIS_311276 : France, Herault, Montpellier, Rue de Verdun, the Rockstore


HEMIS_176676

HEMIS_311099

France, Herault, Montpellier, Porte du Peyrou, triomphal arch and Sainte Anne Church

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place de la Comedie (Comedy Square)

HEMIS_176666 France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District, Bassin du Port Juvenal and Hotel de Region (Regional administration) by architect Ricardo Bofill

HEMIS_176669 France, Herault, Montpellier, Odysseum District


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HEMIS_311272

France, Herault, Montpellier, center, the Ecusson, Place de la Comedie (Comedy Square)

France, Herault, Montpellier, the Mosson District, Human Constellation sculpture by the artiste Chen Zhen dated 1st July 2000

HEMIS_311269 France, Herault, Montpellier, Odysseum District, building detail

HEMIS_176662 France, Herault, Montpellier, Hotel de Region (Regional administration) by architect Ricardo Bofill


HEMIS_311221 France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District by the architect Ricardo Bofill

HEMIS_311210 France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District by the architect Ricardo Bofill, Allee de Delos, fountain

HEMIS_311214 France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District by the architect Ricardo Bofill, statue of Discobole, the Place Paul Bec (Paule Bec square)

HEMIS_311175 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, Place du Peyrou, water tower


HEMIS_176679 France, Herault, Montpellier, Promenade du Peyrou, water tower and Saint Clement Aqueduct, detail

HEMIS_311167 France, Herault, Montpellier, Courthouse

HEMIS_176678 France, Herault, Montpellier, Promenade du Peyrou, water tower, detail

HEMIS_311160 France, Herault, Montpellier, Le Peyrou, water tower, the Pic Saint Loup


HEMIS_311209 : France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District by the architect Ricardo Bofill, Allee de Delos


HEMIS_311171

HEMIS_311242

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, Place du Peyrou, Louis XIV statue and tower water

France, Herault, Montpellier, Lez river near Hotel de Region (Regional administration) by architect Ricardo Bofill

HEMIS_311283 France, Herault, Montpellier, Rue du Pont de Lattes, tramway, line n째2

HEMIS_311268 France, Herault, Montpellier, the Corum by the architect Claude Vasconi, tram, line N째2


HEMIS_311206 France, Herault, Montpellier, tram station, Occitanie parking

HEMIS_311243 France, Herault, Montpellier, tram station, Occitanie parking

HEMIS_311184

HEMIS_311161

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place de la Comedie (Comedy Square), the Opera

France, Herault, Montpellier, Fabre Museum, the lignes of Buren, compulsory mention: managed by Montpellier Agglomeration


HEMIS_311102 France, Herault, Montpellier, Saint Clement Aqueduc, lightinings of the artist Yann Kersale

HEMIS_311052 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, view on the old town and the Saint Come Hotel, Chamber of Commerce

HEMIS_176673 France, Herault, Montpellier, Odysseum District

HEMIS_311047 France, Herault, Montpellier, Tour de la Babote


HEMIS_311085 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, courthouse

HEMIS_311061 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, Place Giral, Sainte Anne Church

HEMIS_311073

HEMIS_311111

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Mansion House, Hotel des Tresoreriers de la Bourse

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Triomphal Arch and Rue Foch


HEMIS_176672 : France, Herault, Montpellier, Odysseum District, tramway


HEMIS_311166 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, Place du Peyrou, Music festival

HEMIS_311168 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Rue du Bras de fer

HEMIS_311057 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, Place de la Canourgue and Saint Pierre Cathedral

HEMIS_311152 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place Saint Roch, mural painting by the artist Vincent Ducaroy, 7th sense workshop


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HEMIS_311262

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place Jean Jaures, Music festival

France, Herault, Montpellier, Gambetta District, market on the Place Roger Salengro (Roger Salengro square)

HEMIS_311218 France, Herault, Montpellier, Philippides District, mural painting

HEMIS_311233 France, Herault, Montpellier, La Paillade District, Leonard De Vinci high school


HEMIS_311246 France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District, Emile Zola multimedia library

HEMIS_311280 France, Herault, Montpellier, Montpellier Folly, Chateau de la Mosson

HEMIS_311231

HEMIS_311235

France, Herault, Montpellier, General Council of Herault, Mas d'Alco, House of the Elected

France, Herault, Montpellier, Folie de Montpellier, Chateau de Flaugergues, big staircase with 6 hang up keys


HEMIS_311254 France, Herault, Montpellier, Montpellier Folly, Chateau de la Mogere, the Buffet d'eau (fountain), exit of the acqueduc

HEMIS_311265 France, Herault, Montpellier, the Chateau d'O

HEMIS_311245

HEMIS_311263

France, Herault, Montpellier, Amazonian greenhouse of the Zoological park, compulsory mention: managed by Montpellier Agglomeration

France, Herault, Montpellier, Lez river banks, the Building that grows by the architect Edouard Francois


HEMIS_311149 : France, Herault, Montpellier, Place de la Comedie (Comedy Square), Total Festum festival, totemics animals parade


HEMIS_311045

HEMIS_311247

France, Herault, Montpellier, Fabre museum, 18th century, Columns Room, compulsory mention: managed by Montpellier Agglomeration

France, Herault, Montpellier, Odysseum, aquarium Mare nostrum, compulsory mention: managed by Montpellier Agglomeration

HEMIS_311107 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Medecine University, Anatomy Museum

HEMIS_311224 France, Herault, Montpellier, Richter District


HEMIS_311274 France, Herault, Montpellier, mansion, former Saint Charles clinic

HEMIS_311228 France, Herault, Montpellier, Richter District, library of the Law University by the architect Rene Dottelonde

HEMIS_311249

HEMIS_311193

France, Herault, Montpellier, rugby Yves du Manoir rugby stadium by the architects Philippe Cervantes, Philippe Bonon, and Gilles Gal, compulsory mention: managed by Montpellier Agglomeration

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Sainte Anne Church and Saint Roch Church, rue Saint Guilhem (aerial view)


HEMIS_311093 France, Herault, Montpellier, Antigone District, the Place du Nombre d'Or (aerial view)

HEMIS_311147 France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place Saint Pierre

HEMIS_311126

HEMIS_311140

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place de la Canourgue, Unicorn Fontain

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place Sainte Anne, Sainte Anne Church, facade detail, atlantes


HEMIS_311123

HEMIS_311118

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Place de la Canourgue and Saint Pierre Cathedral

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Rue de la petite Loge seen from the Varennes Mansion House

HEMIS_311116

HEMIS_311087

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Rue de la Verrerie and Rue du Berger

France, Herault, Montpellier, historical center, the Ecusson, Bdoulevard du Jeu de Paume and Boulevard de l'Observatoire and Sainte Anne Church


HEMIS_311239 : France, Herault, Montpellier, Montpellier Folly, Chateau de Flaugergues


France : Montpellier, a young city