Twenty five tours once reinforced the medieval walls and gateways of the city, of which only two have survived. One of these ... More
Tour des Pins (la)
Twenty five tours once reinforced the medieval walls and gateways of the city, of which only two have survived. One of these is this solitary 23-meter (75-foot) high tower standing among cedars in a small park. A Protestant refuge in the 16th Century, the tower was used as a prison during the French revolution and now houses the city archives. A plaque commemorates the birth at Montpellier in 1208 of James the Conqueror, King of Aragon.
Situated between the train station, the historic city center and the Polygone shopping center, this immense, pedestrianized square is the
heart and soul of Montpellier. Deriving its name from the first theater built in the 18th Century on the ...
Established in 1641 on the grounds of St Catherine's convent, the Ursuline Convent was particularly renowned for the education of
young ladies. Later the convent was replaced by a women's detention center. For several years the building has been ...