Montpellier Corum Walking Tour, Montpellier (Self Guided)

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.
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Montpellier Corum Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Montpellier Corum 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: 1.3 km
Author: Cathy
Centre Rabelais

1) Centre Rabelais

The Centre Rabelais is a showroom and a meeting place located in the center of Montpellier. The Art-Deco building of the center was built in 1907 and was initially designed to be a cinema. The name of the cinema was Cinéma Pathé. Its name is still engraved above the central entrance. The capacity of seats in Centre Rebelais is four hundred seats and it is located on a surface of five hundred square meters.
Gaumond Cinema

2) Gaumond Cinema

The Gaumond Cinema is a very old building located majestically on the Place de la Comedie in Montpellier. The architects who worked on the design of the grand building are the famous Carlier and Glaizes. The capacity of the cinema is of 1113 seats and it contains eight different showrooms. The Gaumond Cinema is very popular among the locals due to the hottest premieres of national and international movies shown using modern equipment.
Pavillon Populaire

3) 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 pm; Summer: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 7 pm
Kiosque Bosc

4) Kiosque Bosc

Kiosque Bosc was built in 1926 by Augustus Bosc, using the design realized by architect Marcel Bernard. It is a pavilion for open air concerts and other such activities and events. Augustus Bosc decided to build the present site as a gift of gratitude for the home town - Montpellier - which offered him the chance to study music in Paris by paying his bills.
Champ de Mars Park

5) Champ de Mars Park (must see)

The Champ de Mars Park is an extension of the Place de la Comedie. The park contains many attractions in addition to the numerous exotic trees and plants that decorate the center of Montpellier. There is a small lake with ducks, a fountain, monuments and numerous shopping spots. The park was designed by the famous landscapist Edward André and was opened in 1900. The Champ de Mars covers 35 000 square meters.
The Corum

6) The Corum (must see)

Montpellier's Corum is a building that houses both a conference centre and an opera house, and is located in the centre of the city. It was designed by Claude Vasconi and opened to the public in 1988. The building forms the visual closing of the Esplanade seen from the Place de la Comédie. It is covered in slabs of pink marble. The high costs of the building were the subject of political debate in the 1980s, mostly directed against then mayor Georges Frêche. The Conference Center has 6000 square meters of exhibition space. The Berlioz Opera House seats 2010 persons.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
The House of International Relations

7) The House of International Relations

The House of International Relations is located in a hotel in the center of Montpellier. Beside the House of International Relations, the beautiful building shelters an exhibition hall, a reception hall and the Home of Europe of Montpellier. It also hosts about 50 cultural events per year: exhibitions, conferences, readings, theatrical shows, promotions and the big festivals of Montpellier: Radio France, Montpellier Danse, Comedy of the Book, Mediterranean Cinema.
Les Ursulines

8) Les Ursulines (must see)

The Ursulines was built in 1641. Its design was realized by architect Jean Bonnassier. The initial function of the building was to shelter a nunnery which was transformed into a women's prison during the Revolution. For several years after that, the place became an assemblage of barracks. Nowadays the building has the role of hosting a dance studio and several offices linked to Montpellier Dance. Numerous choreographic events take place in the Ursulines.

Walking Tours in Montpellier, France

Create Your Own Walk in Montpellier

Create Your Own Walk in Montpellier

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Montpellier Children Entertainment Tour

Montpellier Children Entertainment Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Montpellier Art Galleries Walking Tour

Montpellier Art Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Montpellier Religious Tour

Montpellier Religious Tour

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Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Montpellier Nightlife Tour

Montpellier Nightlife Tour

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

Montpellier Shopping Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Montpellier Museum Walking Tour

Montpellier Museum Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 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.