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Place de la Canourgue: a garden of delights

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One of the oldest squares in the city and no doubt one of the finest.

Place de la Canourgue has the effect of a dowager who has not aged a bit, fittingly draped in the memory of its former glory. The erstwhile centre of Montpellier in the 17th century, it was the most beautiful square in the city by the 19th century, a place where people went to stroll, and to see and be seen. It now seems to be dozing pleasantly in the shade of the celtis trees that line it.

Everything is delightful here, starting with the alleys festooned with boxwood, the mansions, and the antique rose beds, whose perfumes are sure to make you dizzy. Take time to pause in one of the chic cafés and restaurants to enjoy the languor of the moment.

For lovers, this place is undoubtedly the most romantic in the city, so take the opportunity for an intimate moment not far from the bustling city centre. Antique lovers, this is also the place for you, as the neighbour hood abounds in antique shops.

Place de la Canourgue
34000 Montpellier

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