Montpellier Children Entertainment Tour, Montpellier

Montpellier is a city with numerous attractions for children of all ages and their parents. The young ones will be happy to savour a delicious ice cream in Cocco e Fragola, watch an entertaining performance in the Théâtre de la Plume and pick a nice toy to take back home from the Pomme de Reinette and Pomme d'Api shop. The kids who are a bit older will enjoy climbing the Water Castle, admiring the exhibits in the Anatomy Museum and walking through the parks.
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Montpellier Children Entertainment Tour Map

Guide Name: Montpellier Children Entertainment Tour
Guide Location: France » Montpellier (See other walking tours in Montpellier)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: Cathy
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Park of the Guirlande

1) Park of the Guirlande

The Park of the Guirlande was created in 1850 but was acquired by the city in 1978. It is a perfect, quiet place to rest with the children and escape from the noise of the city. Within the Park of the Guirlande, there are many attractions, namely, a small fountain that runs down from the walls of the Jean-Paul Sartre Library, a pond with rocks and shellfishes, a sophisticated playground and of course, numerous benches and beautiful plants and trees.
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Théâtre de la Plume

2) Théâtre de la Plume

The Théâtre de la Plume is a very popular children's theatre among the locals and is a perfect way for foreign children to practice French. All the performances organized in the Théâtre de la Plume are interesting and special, the most popular being the national and international fairy tales played by talented and professional actors. Besides spectacles, the theatre periodically organizes parties, festivals, concerts and shows for children of all ages.
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Water Castle

3) Water Castle (must see)

The Water Castle is a catchment basin designed as a monument. It is located in the Peyrou park. The Water Castle was built in 1768 by Jean-Antoine Giral. The monument is fed by a 14-kilometre aqueduct. The construction, though reminiscent of a triumphal arc, has a hexagonal form and is adorned with Corinthian columns. The most fun thing about the Water Castle is that admirers can climb to the top and enjoy the perfect panorama of the city, as well as the Cévennes Mountains.
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Plant Garden

4) Plant Garden (must see)

The Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier (4.5 hectares) is a historic botanical garden and arboretum. The garden was established in 1593 by a letters patent from King Henri IV, under the leadership of Pierre Richer de Belleval, professor of botany and anatomy. It is France's oldest botanical garden, inspired by the Orto botanico di Padova (1545). In turn, it serves as a model for the Jardin des Plantes de Paris (1626). The Montagne de Richer lies within the garden's oldest section, which now contains a systematic garden. The garden was expanded twice in the nineteenth century. Its orangery was designed by Claude-Mathieu Delagardette and completed in 1804; the arboretum was landscaped in 1810, and the English Garden, with pool and greenhouse, dates from 1859. The monumental Martins greenhouse opened in 1860. Today the garden contains about 2,680 plant species, 500 of which are native to the Mediterranean region. Of these, roughly 2,000 species are grown outdoors and 1,000 under glass.

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Anatomy Museum

5) Anatomy Museum

The Anatomy Museum was initiated in 1794. It is located in the building of the Faculty of Medicine. The collection of the museum includes approximately five thousand showpieces. The walls of the museum are decorated with the portraits of notorious doctors who made a difference in medicine. The pride of the museum, though, is the Anatomical Theatre - a staging of the surgical processes. The Anatomy Museum in Montpellier is the biggest of its kind in the entire country.
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Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api

6) Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api

Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api is a paradise shop for children of all ages and for their parents. The toys provided by the shop are produced in classical and traditional manner. Many of them directly represent the French culture and style - the music boxes and "Madame Tussauds" masks. Besides toys, the shop has diverse souvenirs, school accessories and decoration elements for children's rooms.

Operation hours: Monday: 2 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 2 pm - 7 pm

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 Antigone Walking Tour

Montpellier Antigone Walking Tour

The Antigone is the most modern and futuristic part of Montpellier. Most of the buildings in this area are conceived by architect Ricardo Bofill and all of them are designed in neo-classical style, but they each have their individual charm and beauty. Established around the end of the 1970s, the architectural complex starts at the edge of Place de la Comedie and runs up to the river Lez. It is decorated with beautiful buildings, fountains, greenery and cozy cafes and restaurants.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 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 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
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 Art Galleries Walking Tour

Montpellier Art Galleries Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Montpellier for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Montpellier has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Montpellier, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.