Montpellier Art Galleries Walking Tour, Montpellier

Montpellier is a very culturally developed city, boasting numerous art galleries. This tour will introduce visitors to the world of both modern and ancient art and will give everyone a chance to see the works of the most talented sculptors, painters and other artists. Some of the galleries presented here feature the works of the world renowned artists.
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Montpellier Art Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Montpellier Art Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Montpellier (See other walking tours in Montpellier)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: Cathy
Pavillon Populaire

1) Pavillon Populaire

The building of Pavillon Populaire was completed in 1891, designed by Leopold Carlier. It was used as a shelter for various student organizations until 1990, when it was transformed into an exhibition devoted to photographic art. The Popular Pavilion is built in Neo-Renaissance style and adorned with sculptures. The gallery hosts different exhibitions all the time; the themes and the authors are always different and unusual.

Operation hours: Winter: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 6...   view more
AL/MA Gallery

2) AL/MA Gallery

AL/MA Art Gallery is a contemporary gallery. It was opened in 2002 and since then has displayed the most diverse compositions of various artists. The interior of the gallery is minimalist, but the works that decorate the gallery are a real treat for the eyes. AL/MA often hosts diverse presentations, exhibitions and other cultural events.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 3 pm - 7...   view more
Place-des-Arts Gallery

3) Place-des-Arts Gallery

Place-des-Arts Gallery is a very special art gallery located in the historic center of Montpellier. The characteristic feature of Place-des-Arts is that all the works exposed here are made of glass or crystal. The forms and designs of the showpieces are rather unusual. Some of them are expensive and classy-looking, while others are funny and colourful. Some of the artists promoted in the present gallery are Yan Zoritchhak, Elisabeth Decobert and Jean-Claude Novard.

Operation hours: Tuesday -...   view more
Saint Ravy Gallery

4) Saint Ravy Gallery

Saint Ravy Gallery is an art gallery located right in the center of the city. It is a very popular building in Montpellier thank to its ancient arches and stone walls. It organizes about twenty exhibitions per year. All forms of visual art can be admired here. Besides exhibitions, the gallery often hosts various events, such as The Spring of the Poets and The Comedy of the Book.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 1 pm - 7...   view more
Ecusson Gallery

5) Ecusson Gallery

The Ecusson Gallery, like many other galleries in Motpellier, exhibits mostly contemporary art. The gallery has an abundance of diverse sculptures, watercolor, oil paintings and engravings made mostly by very famous painters and sculptors. The artists whose works are exhibited in Ecusson are known both in France and abroad. Some of them are painters Michel Calvet, Jean Soyer, Gerard Barthelemy and sculptors Pierre Riba, Mireille Chevin and Sabine Cherki.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 3...   view more
The Gallery of the Ancient Courrier

6) The Gallery of the Ancient Courrier

The Gallery of the Ancient Courrier was opened in 1990 by Danielle Benzimra and Martine Mongin. The gallery displays the artworks of the southern French artists, and gives a chance mostly to the new and budding ones. The gallery also has a nice restaurant where visitors can relax after admiring the paintings and drawings. Some of the most popular artists who exposed their works here are Sandra Bussiere, Oliver Bevan, Cristophe Giral and other talented people.

Operation hours: Tuesday -...   view more
Hélène Trintignan Gallery

7) Hélène Trintignan Gallery

Hélène Trintignan Gallery is a very modern art gallery located on a very busy street in the heart of Montpellier. Many extremely famous artists and sculptors had their works exhibited in this gallery. The French Art Galleries Committee included the present gallery in its list and Hélène Trintignan, its owner and also a talented artist, is a member of The Contemporary Art Court of Appeal.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm - 7...   view more
Jean-Claude Réno Art Gallery

8) Jean-Claude Réno Art Gallery

In the Jean-Claude Réno Art Gallery, numerous works of art of very different styles and eras are displayed. The interior contains an abundance of paintings, photographs and sculptures, mainly in the contemporary style. The gallery opened its doors to the public in 1984. The initiator of the idea was Jean-Claude Reno, who is still the present owner. Many famous artists had their works exposed in Reno Gallery. Some of them are Alain Gaudry, Eric Battista and Gabriel Couderc.

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Walking Tours in Montpellier, France

Create Your Own Walk in Montpellier

Create Your Own Walk in Montpellier

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montpellier is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Montpellier Museum Walking Tour

Montpellier Museum Walking Tour

The museums of Montpellier are an important part of the city's culture and history. They not only provide external decoration to the city's panorama, but they also concentrate on the far-reaching evolution of the art and other branches (medicine, history). Over the centuries, Montpellier has had the chance to gain an impressive amount of precious showpieces which are definitely an important attraction for visitors.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Montpellier Nightlife Tour

Montpellier Nightlife Tour

Montpellier is a city with a very wild and colourful nightlife. The younger generation is the main player in this phenomenon. Montpellier is also known as the "never sleeping city" and this is due to the incredible number of clubs, discos, bars, pubs and other such venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Montpellier Shopping Tour

Montpellier Shopping Tour

Montpellier, being a French city, has an abundance of shops of all kinds. Of course the shops that promote traditional products, such as cheese, wine and perfume are the most popular among visitors and the owners try to reflect in them the true traditions of the French culture. French designers are also very famous everywhere in the world and the products bought in their shops are perfect gifts for friends and relatives.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Montpellier is a very attractive city from an architectural standpoint. Some of the local structures are extremely old, this being an inviting factor for history buffs. Among the ancient landmarks worth visiting here are the Tower of Babotte, the Opera House and more. Those with the taste for modernity will certainly love to explore the local buildings facade frescoes - a new course in contemporary art.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Montpellier Corum Walking Tour

Montpellier Corum Walking Tour

The Corum in Montpellier is a very interesting place to visit considering the number of events organized here. Its surroundings are also well worth visiting. Montpellier, being a very animated city, hosts a big number of diverse concerts, festivals, expositions and other such events and most of them are held either in the Corum, or in the Ursulines, Pavillon Populaire and Kiosque Bosc. The Corum area can easily be named the cultural wing of Montpellier.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Montpellier Religious Tour

Montpellier Religious Tour

Montpellier is a city with an impressive number of churches. The architecture of all the religious buildings is amazing and aside from the theological purposes they are fulfilling, they are also a very nice decoration for the city. Montpellier is rich in very old churches, but there are also new churches with modern designs that are a refreshing detail to the city's panorama, like Saint François. Take this tour to see them all and enjoy the "belles vues" around the old town churches.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km