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Place du Peyrou

Walk between the arches of the vast aqueduct near the moated water tower in this dazzling park celebrating the glory of a monarch. 

The Arc de Triomphe and an equestrian statue of Louis XIV provide a regal charm to the scenic 18th-century Place du Peyrou. The park is known for its aqueduct and neoclassical water tower, whose summit offers panoramic views of Montpellier’s historic center. Wander along the tree-lined esplanade at the park’s core and admire the various statues and gardens.

Reach the Arc de Triomphe at the eastern end of the esplanade and marvel at its sheer size. See the royal coat of arms alongside the bas-reliefs, Latin inscriptions and medallions. Guided tours are available through the tourism office, allowing you to climb up the 90 steps leading to the viewing platform at the top of the arch.

Snap photos of this triumphal arch, with the Louis XIV equestrian statue and the water tower in the backdrop. Walk through the arch and cross a narrow road to enter the park. In summer, students and visitors can be found sunbathing on the patches of grass along the esplanade. 

Study the sculpture of Louis XIV with his arm raised victoriously, then continue to the Château d’Eau water tower. Spiraling stone staircases lead up to the base of this neoclassical structure, which is fronted by a partial moat. Enjoy the views of the park and the adjoining aqueduct. See the structure at night, when the undersides of its arches are illuminated in a dark blue glow.

Note that the park was constructed in 1774, when Louis XVI took the throne. It is free to enter and open to the public from early morning until midnight in summer. Expect it to close earlier in winter. 

Peyrou Park is a little west of the city center of Montpellier. Walk west from the Place de la Comédie for 10 minutes to get here, passing through the Arc de Triomphe on the way. While here, explore the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, the Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier botanical garden and the shops of the Rue Foch.


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Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch ¥10,067
Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch

Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch

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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Babotte's Tower, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 15 minutes. Montpellier Saint-Roch Station is only a 2-minute walk and Rondelet Tram Station is 5 minutes.

    Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch ¥8,220
    Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch

    Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch

    11 Rue Pagezy, Montpellier
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Historic Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Place de la Comedie, Polygone Shopping Center, and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical Garden are also within 15 minutes. Rondelet Tram Station and Montpellier Saint-Roch Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch ¥6,747
      Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch

      Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch

      6 et 8, rue Jules Ferry, Montpellier, Herault
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Babotte's Tower, Comedy Square, and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical Garden are also within 15 minutes. Montpellier Saint-Roch Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hotel de Ville Tram Station is 4 minutes.

        Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier ¥12,159
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        Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier

        3 rue Clos René, Montpellier, Herault
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 15 minutes. Comedie Tram Station and Hotel de Ville Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie ¥10,464
          Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie

          Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie

          22 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Montpellier, Herault
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 15 minutes. Comedie Tram Station and Montpellier Saint-Roch Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Citadines Antigone Montpellier ¥6,649
            Citadines Antigone Montpellier

            Citadines Antigone Montpellier

            588 Boulevard d'Antigone, Montpellier, Herault
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Antigone, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of FNAC Montpellier and Place de la Comedie. Comedy Square and Fabre Museum are also within 15 minutes. Leon Blum Tram Station is only a 2-minute walk and Antigone Tram Station is 4 minutes.

              Privilège Hôtel Eurociel Centre Comédie ¥8,366
              Privilège Hôtel Eurociel Centre Comédie

              Privilège Hôtel Eurociel Centre Comédie

              1 Avenue Du Pont Juvenal, Montpellier, Herault
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Polygone Shopping Center, Comedy Square, and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Place de la Comedie are also within 15 minutes. Hotel de Ville Tram Station and Place Carnot Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum ¥8,692
                Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum

                Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum

                190 Rue D'argencourt, Montpellier, Herault
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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