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The historic center of Montpellier

The Colisée Verdun hotel is located in the heart of the historic center, named L'Écusson. Start your visit with the Promenade du Peyrou, where you will have a superb panorama of Montpellier and the famous Arc de Triomphe, built in 1692. Continue your visit with the garden of plants and the Faculty of Medicine, the oldest faculty of medicine in world still active. Continue to the Musée Fabre, the main fine art museum, and end your visit to L'Écusson with Le Mikvé Médiéval, a 13th century Jewish ritual purification bath.

We know our city and our region perfectly, so we can advise you on your activities and places to go out.

Place de la Comédie

Just a 5-minute walk from your hotel in downtown Montpellier, discover the large Place de la Comédie, the essential oval square in Montpellier. Take a seat on the terrace of a café, bar or restaurant to enjoy the Occitan sun. With family, friends, two or alone, take advantage of this meeting place where Montpellier and tourists meet. Admire the fountain of the Three Graces, the emblematic goddesses of the city, built by the sculptor Étienne Dantoine.

Montpellier zoo

Less than 5 km from your hotel, there is the free Montpellier zoo, Lunaret park. We present you some figures: 80 hectares, 11 km of trail and nearly 1,300 animals distributed in more than 50 enclosures. An outing for the whole family, where you can picnic in a natural and unspoiled area.

In the footsteps of “Un si grand soleil”

The Montpellier tourist office offers a detailed itinerary to discover the town of Montpellier, by going to the filming locations of the France 2 television series, "Un si grand soleil", broadcast from Monday to Friday at 8:40 pm. Follow in the footsteps of Valérie, Julien, Claire, Théo and all the others.


In 15 minutes by car, you will be on the Palavas-les-Flots beach. You can also access it by public transport with line 3 and a bus shuttle. Palavas-les-Flots is one of the oldest seaside resorts in the Mediterranean. Let yourself be tempted by a lazy session on the beach.

The restaurants

We recommend several restaurants around the Colisée Verdun hotel. For lovers of French cuisine, go to the "Brasserie Théâtre". For an excellent value for money menu, try the unique “entrecote” formula. Taste Korean specialties at "Umami" and to savor a meal in a trendy place, discover the "Halles du Lez".

Cinemas in Montpellier

The Gaumont Montpellier Multiplex cinema has more than 600 screenings per week, something to delight young and old. The second is the Gaumont Comédie cinema which impresses with its roof, nicknamed the "Diver", go to Place de la Comédie to find out.