Elegant, stylish and laidback — these words all describe Montpellier. The city is dotted with old churches - the most beloved being the Church of St Anne, built in the 19th century and clad in the Gothic style. To the east of Montpellier’s city centre is Antigone, a charming neighbourhood with much to explore.
Citadines Antigone Montpellier, 3-star serviced apartment, is nestled right in the heart of Antigone. The urban district has renowned architect Ricardo Bofill’s fingerprints all over it. Think neo-classical structures as well as enlarged motifs such as pediments, entablatures and pilasters – a postcard-perfect sight to behold.
For more architectural wonders, travel to the outskirts and gaze upon the Renaissance-style follies, first built by wealthy merchants in the 1800s. Wines are still produced here, especially in the Château de Flaugergues.
Just a stone’s throw away from the property is the Promenade du Peyrou, a permanent fixture in the city since 1688. On Saturdays, the area buzzes with excitement thanks to a flea market held under the arches.
Continue your journey and pay homage to King Louis XIV at the Arc de Triomphe of Montpellier. The reliefs and inscriptions chronicle watershed events that unfolded during the King’s reign.
The sun smiles upon Montpellier almost 300 days a year, so you can surely be blessed with loads of outdoor time. Head to Jardin des Plantes, France’s main botanical garden, and feast your eyes on flowering blooms and plants. To cool off, drive down to the Mediterranean beaches, 10 minutes away from your residence. Feel the wind in your hair and relax with a soundtrack of calming waves.