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Comedy Square

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Comedy Square featuring street scenes as well as a large group of people

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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Top Hotels Close to Comedy Square

Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
4 out of 5
22 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $110 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier and Comedy Square. Montpellier Zoo is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Comedie ...
4.2/5Excellent! (542 reviews)
"Rooms very small and need to improve pillow quality and also have at least two per guest. Good location."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum
Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum
4 out of 5
190 Rue D'argencourt, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $121 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Antigone, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Corum Convention Center and Comedy Square. Montpellier Zoo is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away. Corum Tram ...
4.1/5Very Good! (533 reviews)
Super
"Tout simplement parfait. Réserver de nuit de plus. Clément"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum
Pullman Montpellier Centre
Pullman Montpellier Centre
4 out of 5
1 Rue Des Pertuisanes, Montpellier, Herault
Fully refundable
The price is $162 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Located in Antigone, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (796 reviews)
"Stayed here 2 years ago and enjoyed it so paid a premium to stay again. Was disappointed - clueless staff and the hotel did not seem well maintained. Is hard to find from the main square - have to walk through a closed shopping mall and an eerie underground parking garage. Still loved the rooftop ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Pullman Montpellier Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
3 out of 5
6 et 8, rue Jules Ferry, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $83 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
4 out of 5
22 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $110 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum
Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum
4 out of 5
190 Rue D'argencourt, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $121 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum
Pullman Montpellier Centre
Pullman Montpellier Centre
4 out of 5
1 Rue Des Pertuisanes, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $162 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Pullman Montpellier Centre
Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
4 out of 5
3 rue Clos René, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $159 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
Hôtel d'Aragon
Hôtel d'Aragon
3 out of 5
10 Rue Baudin, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $91 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Hôtel d'Aragon
Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch
Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch
4 out of 5
11 rue Pagezy, Montpellier
The price is $140 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch
Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie
Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie
4 out of 5
6 Rue de la Spirale, Montpellier, Herault
Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
4 out of 5
20 Rue de la République, Montpellier, Herault
The price is $102 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 28
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.