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Attractions to explore nearby Montpellier Cathedral

Montpellier CathedralRue Saint-Pierre, 34000 Montpellier, France

Montpellier‘s Cathédrale St-Pierre is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the heart of one of France’s southern cities. It was commissioned by Pope Urban V in 1364 and was converted into a cathedral in 1536 when the archbishopric was transferred from Maguelone to Montpellier. It suffered extensive damage during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century, and was subsequently rebuilt in the 17th century.

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Jardin des plantes de Montpellier0.21 KMs away from Montpellier Cathedral

The Montpellier Plant Garden is a university botanical garden founded in 1593 and which is an integral part of the heritage of the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier and the University of Montpellier. It is the oldest botanical garden in France, ahead of that of Strasbourg founded in 1619, that of Paris created in 1635, and that of Caen in 1736. This garden has a triple vocation: botanical, historical, and university.

Arc de Triomphe0.27 KMs away from Montpellier Cathedral

Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, a massive triumphal arch in Paris, France, one of the world’s best-known commemorative monuments.  It is an iconic symbol of French national identity and took 30 years to build.  It stands at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the “Place de l’Étoile”. It’s located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arches whole decorative style is entirely of the tradition of sculpture from the first half of the nineteenth century.

Musée Fabre0.51 KMs away from Montpellier Cathedral

The Fabre Museum is an art museum located in Montpellier in Hérault.   it was created following a proposal in 1824 by Baron François-Xavier Fabre, painter, and collector, to donate its collections to the city, on condition that they are at the origin of a museum. The Fabre Museum is one of the most important provincial museums in France. The museum has a large collection of paintings from the 17th until the 19th century, with a large representation of the luminophiles movement. There is also scu