Montpellier Shopping Tour, Montpellier

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.
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Guide Name: Montpellier Shopping 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: 1.2 km
Author: Cathy
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Herboristerie La Quintessence

1) Herboristerie La Quintessence

La Quintessence is an herbal shop or herbosterie. It was opened in the beginning of the seventies by Suzanne Robert, a talented chemist awarded with a diploma by the faculty of a chemist's shop in Paris. Strapping Geneviève took over the shop's administration in 1979 and nowadays its owners are chemist Jean Rey and his daughter Géraldine Rey. The selection of products offered by La Quintessence includes medicinal plants, essential oils, dietary and beauty products and teas.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:45 am - 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm - 7 pm
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Aux Grands Vins de France

2) Aux Grands Vins de France

Aux Grand Vins du France is one of the three linked wine shops in Montpellier. It specializes in selling wine and other alcoholic drinks produced mostly in the south of France, as well as in other regions. The shop provides a selection of approximately one thousand drinks, which include wines, cognacs, champagnes, liqueurs and others. The most popular sorts offered here are Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Roussillon and other wines specific to the local climate and prepared using unique techniques.
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Qu'Importe le Flacon

3) Qu'Importe le Flacon

Qu'Importe le Flacon is a small, pretty perfume shop in the center of Montpellier. It specializes in selling perfumes and eau de toilettes both for men and for women, many of them very unique. The owner of the perfumerie is Ann Péricard, a grand professional in the domain of scents and aromas. The staff of Qu'Importe le Flacon are always ready to help costumers find their ideal perfume. Some of the most popular perfumes sold here are those created by Annik Goutal.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:30 am - 1 pm; 2:30 pm - 7 pm; Saturday: 10:30 am - 7 pm
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Emprin Poivre et Sel

4) Emprin Poivre et Sel

Emprin Poivre et Sel (or "Salt and Pepper") is one of the most ancient stores of Montpellier. It was established in 1896. The store is divided into several areas and embraces a very broad range of products, starting with the most classical and ending with the most contemporary ones. The "Salt-and-Pepper" space specializes mostly in culinary and kitchen articles and in cutlery. Emprin also provides such products as decoration units, specific presents, bathroom accessories and articles linked to wine, such as corkscrews and decanters.

Operation hours: Monday: 2:30 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 7 pm
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La Cloche à fromage

5) La Cloche à fromage

La Cloche à fromage is the biggest shop specializing in the sale of cheese in Montpellier. Because French cheese is known all over the world, especially the one produced in the south of the country, Montpellier is a perfect spot to find cheeses of all kinds, ages and prices. The personnel of Puig are always ready to help costumers choose their favorite kind of cheese. The most popular cheeses sold in the present shop are Camembert, Roquefort, Brie de Meaux, Reblochon and many others.

Operation hours: Monday: 10 am - 1 pm; 4 pm - 9 pm; Tuesdays - Thursday: 8:30 am - 1 pm; 4 pm - 7:30 pm; Friday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
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Galerie 17

6) Galerie 17

Galerie 17 is an antique shop and art gallery located in the quarter of antiquarians in Montpellier. It concentrates on promoting and selling goods produced in the twentieth century. The articles provided by Galerie 17 include furniture objects, glassware, jewelery, paintings, sculptures and other precious things for the antiquity lovers. The personnel of the gallery and shop are always nice and ready to provide information on any exposed object.

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 Children Entertainment Tour

Montpellier Children Entertainment Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 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 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 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

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.