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Place de la Comédie (Comedy Square)

One of the largest pedestrianized squares in Europe is a great place to come for coffee, to see some opera and shop for food and fashion.

Place de la Comédie is an expansive oval-shaped plaza in the center of Montpellier. The pedestrianized square is a popular meeting place and is surrounded by grand 19th-century buildings including an opera house.

Place de la Comédie has been a major part of city life for more than 250 years. Locals know it as L'Oeuf or the egg, because of its shape.

Do as many of the residents do and take a stroll through the square. Admire the Three Graces fountain near its center. The large water feature depicts the three graces from Greek mythology sitting on a hill surrounded by cherubs. If it’s a hot day, you may see people dipping their feet in the water. Come back to the fountain at night when it’s lit up and looks an even more impressive sight. 

Stand in front of the Opéra Comédie, the majestic 19th-century building where opera and classical music concerts are performed. Appreciate its elegant façade with large arched windows and columns. Check with the box office to see if there’s a performance while you are in town.

Stop for lunch at one of the bistros or restaurants with their tables spilling onto the plaza. Then explore the surrounding roads that are filled with shops and bars. Just off the square is Polygone, a large shopping center that is home to national and international retailers. 

Place de la Comédie is also a popular haunt in the evenings as many people dine in the restaurants or simply enjoy the atmosphere. There is usually a variety of street performers entertaining the crowds. From the end of November to the end of December the plaza hosts a Christmas market.

Being in the center of the city, the Place de la Comédie is easy to get to by bus and tram. Montpellier’s main railway station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, is a short walk away and there is a metered multi-story parking lot under the plaza.


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Grand Hôtel du Midi Châteaux & Hôtels Collection $105
Grand Hôtel du Midi Châteaux & Hôtels Collection

Grand Hôtel du Midi Châteaux & Hôtels Collection

22 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Montpellier
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 243 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Opera House and Comedy Square. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

    Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier $107
    Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier

    Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier

    3 rue Clos René, Montpellier
       
      4.7
      of 5, from 83 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera House and Comedy Square. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

      Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch $70
      Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch

      Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch

      6 et 8, rue Jules Ferry, Montpellier
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 69 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Opera House and Comedy Square. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

        Premiere Classe Montpellier Sud - Lattes $31
        Premiere Classe Montpellier Sud - Lattes

        Premiere Classe Montpellier Sud - Lattes

        Zac De Saint Hubert, Lattes
           
          3.1
          of 5, from 464 reviews
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          Situated in Lattes, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Montpellier Town Hall, Comedy Square, and Mare Nostrum Aquarium. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          ibis Montpellier Centre Comédie $69
          ibis Montpellier Centre Comédie

          ibis Montpellier Centre Comédie

          Allee JulesMilhau, Immeuble le Triangle, Montpellier
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 325 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Antigone, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of FNAC Montpellier, Comedy Square, and Fabre Museum. Peyrou Gardens and Botanical Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Citadines Antigone Montpellier $81
            Citadines Antigone Montpellier

            Citadines Antigone Montpellier

            588 Boulevard d'Antigone, Montpellier
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 540 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Antigone, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of FNAC Montpellier and Comedy Square. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Appart'hôtel Odalys Les Occitanes $87
              Appart'hôtel Odalys Les Occitanes

              Appart'hôtel Odalys Les Occitanes

              20 Rue de la République, Montpellier
                 
                4.2
                of 5, from 187 reviews
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Opera House and Comedy Square. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

                Hotel Royal $79
                Hotel Royal

                Hotel Royal

                8 Rue Maguelone, Montpellier
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 537 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera House and Comedy Square. Fabre Museum and Peyrou Gardens are also within 15 minutes.