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Esplanade d'Europe

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Address: Montpellier, France
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Piece of French architecture

If You already have seen most central places in Montpellier then have a walk from Place de la Comedie to Esplanade d'Europe. Funny architecture, huge living complexes - one guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Finland, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If You already have seen most central places in Montpellier then have a walk from Place de la Comedie to Esplanade d'Europe. Funny architecture, huge living complexes - one guide said that the appartments are dedicated to more low-key people. At the end of the Esplande is a huge Square and the river.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are feeling a bit oppressed by the city, take a 15 minute walk from the Place de Comedie through the Antigone area to get to the river. A few restaurants and bars, but mostly relaxing by the river.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Break up your day by walking through the Polygone shopping centre to Antigone - Esplanade d'Europe located here. Less busy than old Montpellier with restaurants, markets and vendors along the way

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Donnybrook, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

It wasnt what I had expected and it just seemed so different from the place we were staying in and around (Gambetta).Its Montpelliers beginning of its modern move, obviously Pablo Picaso area and the Expo area are the new age of Montpellier, but this must have been controversial in its day. The sheer expanse of building in a huge semi... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We walked around here and it's just a beautiful area. Would highly suggest it. It's accessible by the blue line 1, Leon Blum , Place de'l Europe or Antigone. Go for a walk and explore the lovely fountains and the arching buildings and the new mixing with the old. Absolutely loved it

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Hangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Walked around this area several times. Nice architecture, a great little market area during the day, and wonderfully lit up at night

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

When I heard this area had been designed by a Catalan architect I was ready to be amazed. Instead this area resembles a group of monolithic Soviet era structures devoid of any personality. It is the complete opposite of the old town.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I just love walking through here. There are a few excellent hotels near here, I always stay in this part of Montpellier & walk through here several times a day & never get bored. There are cafe/bar's aplenty,some small shops. It has a lovely atmosphere & is en route to the large shopping centre, what's not to love about that?.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I had time to fill before my train left Montpellier so I walked down to this area from Place de la Comedie. It is an easy walk to the river and back through Antigone which has impressive architecture, lovely fountains and statues, and lots of benches to sit and enjoy a sunny day.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is part of a large 1980s office and residential district which, at the time, was considered rather special. Designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in a Post Modern style throughout with oversized 'classical' elevations and proportions. It has become a bit of a back water and not totally successful (as with many modern new districts) but worth a visit... More 

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