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Esplanade d'Europe

Montpellier, France (Comédie)
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Ranked #12 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Whereas the center is formed mostly by beautiful old structures and buildings, this part of Montpellier consists of buildings that have a more modern feel, but still fit very well with the rest of the city. It's a nice place to be as well, although I have to say I prefer the Place de la Comedie. But going here once... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

During the day it is a lovely place to shop second hand books, relax and enjoy a drink to some music or have the kids frolic. On Friday evenings it becomes a lively festival with local wineries, local food, markets and visiting music. Surprise, but awesome. If you have flexibility with your trip, try to see Montpellier on a Friday.

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Brussels
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

It's not only the Esplanade de l'Europe. It's the whole Antigone neighbourhood, one of the most accomplished examples of post-modern architecture in Europe. Its designer, Ricard Bofill, managed to create a space combining all the advantages of modernity (functionality, in particular) with the warmth and charm of traditional downtowns, place where people can walk, can sit to drink a coffee,... More

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Toulouse, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to architecture - I find many 'modern' buildings a scar on what would otherwise be gorgeous vistas. So for me this area of Montpellier is a gem. Firstly because it sits apart from the old city and secondly because it's actually very tastefully designed. Right by the Place de la Comedie is... More

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere, full of life and joy! Excellent foid ( you're in France!) at good prices. ( i am based in Geneva) After my first two days in Montpellier I feel like deciding what to do starts in esplanade!

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Aveiro, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

What's fantastic about Montpellier is how the old and the new mix. The Esplanade d'Europe is the other (new) half of the Montpellier face. It's a large open space, with lots of grass and space to take a break.

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Pezenas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A clever way to link the Comedy with the concert hall at the Corum. Good place for markets and lots of places to eat under the trees while watching the world go by with fountains in the background

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New York City, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
103 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I think the Esplanade across from Musee Fabre is nicer, especially if you have kids since that one has a playground. However, i went in March, and the grass was still kind of dead, so maybe that's why I wasn't as impressed. It's a group of buildings in a demi-circle. The walk through Antigone to get there was much prettier,... More

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France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The world strolls here on Sunday afternoons. Every Friday in the summer there is a wine tasting that draws a huge crowd and is THE place to be in Montpellier. Dr. Seuss-like park for the kids to play, grassy fields to picnic on, quiet benches to sit and watch the world go by.

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doncaster
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

This is where you get the tram to catch a bus straight to the airport, coach number 102 I think, again much cheaper than getting a taxi which is about 24 euros compared to the tram and bus about 3 euro's each.

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