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Castro Valley, CA156 contributions
Nov 2022
Our cruise offered an evening visit to Montpellier and my wife and I really enjoyed seeing this beautiful square at night. So many people and so many restaurants and cafes. We also enjoyed dinner at a restaurant just off the square (see separate review of Les Bains de Montpellier).
Written November 17, 2022
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Montpellier, France51 contributions
Feb 2020
I pass through the "comedie" almost every day and it is a magnet for visitors. Whilst the space has physically little to recommend it, it is proportionately too wide and "bleeds" into the surrounding streets and an avenue without a focus. There is both a copy of the three graces on a fountain, a childrens play ground in the avenue,a roundabout and of course numerous expensive cafes. The entertainment is largely local drawing considerable crowds in the afternoons and is in some instances very professional, worth watching. There is frequently a hip hop group who are extremely skilled, an extremely good blues singer who should be given a contract,often the local gipsy on his guitar and others who periodically entertain tourists and residents alike with a hight degree of professionalism. Prices in the cafes are I suppose at a level one might expect in a busy city centre but there is always something to watch even if its just the passers by.
Written February 19, 2020
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Limoux, France182 contributions
Aug 2020
A large square in the centre of the city with the opera house close to the statue of the 3 graces and at the other side the tourist information office at the end of the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle. There is a large selection of cafés and bars along one side of the square. You can also catch the tourist train here.
Written December 7, 2020
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Robert F
Villecroze, France139 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Whilst on the edge of the old city of Montpellier Place de la Comédie is very much the heart of the city where you will find the opera house, the tourist office and a park.
It is a vast paced expanse and with the teams running along one side is a transport hub.
It also is the gateway to to Polygone Shopping Centre and from there the Antigone district.
The Place is bordered by numerous cafes and restaurants.
Written February 28, 2020
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,802 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This beautiful square was very close to our hotel and we spent quite a lot of time there. We were in the town on a Sunday and had been told it would be quiet with most places shut.

This was definitely not the case! The area was extremely busy and nearly all bars and restaurants were open if not the shops.

It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and lovely fountain and park at one end. It is full of character and characters and it was a shame we could only stay one day as we really likes the culture and history around this place.
Written June 27, 2022
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,396 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Every time I walked through this area, be in daytime or night, it was lively and festive. Young people sitting at cafes, families with children enjoying one of the carousels, teenagers hanging out with friends and people out shopping. The surrounding buildings are stunning and even more beautiful at night when they’re illuminated.
Written January 31, 2020
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India3,552 contributions
Jun 2022
The place de la Comédie is the nerve centre of Montpellier - a broad plaza that runs between the old opera hall at one end and the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle at the other. It is lined on each side by a series of old cafés and fast-food joints, but is also the venue for the local market. A wonderful place to stroll.
Written July 25, 2022
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RohnMT
London, UK26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
A great place to have a coffee and people watch. Serviced by two tram lines. Line 1 takes you to Odysseum via Port Marianne. 👍🏻 A short walk away is the Arc de Triomphe, worth a visit. I’ve included a couple of photos from one Christmas. 🙂
Written February 16, 2020
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Philippe B
Toulouse, France5,772 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
At the very heart of the City, Place de la Comédie (Opera Square is a better translation than Comedy Square) offers a brilliant example of what sound urbanism can offer to cities. Historical buildings and modern organization giving priority to pedestrians and public transportation created an large open space that became the beating heart of the city.
When you see what was this Square back in the seventies, crowded by dozens of cars, you realize the great improvement the present organization brought to Montpellier.
Written February 28, 2019
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Button2006
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Myself and my partner stayed in Montpellier for a sightseeing holiday of the surrounding areas in Langedoc.
We were both very disapointed with Montpellier and I personally dont understand the good reviews it gets, I found it was covered in graffiti which ruined the nice buildings especially in La Comedie, there was dogs mess everywhere, lots of homeless and beggers constantly coming up to you (especially at the tram stops which can be intimidating when you dont know exactly what your doing!), lack of any signposting or any information at any of the sights. We noticed people on top of the Arc de Trimophe but after walking all around the area couldnt figure out how! When walking off the main streets it seemed a bit dingey and I didnt feel comfortable walking in some areas.

When we went for a drink in a cafe in La Comedie the waiter was extremely rude (to all customers) we were ignored for 10mins and our drinks were slammed down on the table, so not exactly a good welcome to the area. I can see how this square could be nice but it needs to be tidied up, and more friendly for tourists with some signage.

All in all a very disapointing day of our trip and I wont be visiting again!
Written July 25, 2013
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