Following the siege of 1622, the city of Montpellier conceded to the demand of the new governor of the city to construct this ... More
Following the siege of 1622, the city of Montpellier conceded to the demand of the new governor of the city to construct this vast fortress in which to accommodate his troops. Situated on a rise just outside the old walls, the citadel dominated the city and was a guarantee of royal power over Montpellier. The citadel served as a barracks and a prison, but since 1955 the site has been occupied by the Lycee Joffre. A part of the outer fortifications are still visible today. The site is accessible via the bridges from the Jardin des Champs de Mars or by the Rue d'Argencourt which turns off from Avenue Jean Mermoz.
The main tourist office is found on the edge of the Place de la Comedie facing the Polygon. There are
free guides and maps of the city as well as a Bureau de Change and a service to help ...
The building whose Corinthian columns face out on to the Avenue Foch was completed in 1853. The palace occupies a
site long associated with power and justice. In the 12th Century, Guilhem VI built his castle on the site ...
Constructed in 1691, this monument is one of several built to glorify the monarchy. The carved medallions, dating from 1773,
celebrate the achievements of King Louis XIV of France. A small door under the vaulted archway provides access to ...