François Gigot de La Peyronie, personal surgeon to King Louis XIV and founder of the Academy of Surgery, left his ... More
Amphiteâtre anatomique St-Côme
François Gigot de La Peyronie, personal surgeon to King Louis XIV and founder of the Academy of Surgery, left his fortune for the construction of this amphitheater. The distinctive building was designed by Jean Antoine Giral, a member of a family of very well known Montpellier architects. The amphitheater was finished in 1757 and was used for dissections and autopsies during the 18th Century. The Medical School of Montpellier had for a long time obtained permission from the clergy to carry out autopsies, which largely explains why it was more advanced than other schools of the time.
Despite its remarkable similarity to the Roman Pont du Gard, this aqueduct was built in the 17th Century. The construction
supplied water from the St Clement spring 14 kilometers (eight miles) away to the water tower beneath the Promenade ...
Ideal setting for your business stays or for tourism. Private car park. You will be seduced by the provencal style
7000 sqm parkland with southern colours * At the restaurant Les Jardins de saint Jean cuisine with characteristic flavours ...