Explore the beautiful historic centre of Montpellier and delve deep into its legendary Medieval past on this guided walking tour of the southern French city. What's more, it's FREE!
Free Walking Tour of Montpellier Itinerary
Begin your free walking tour of Montpellier in the central Place de la Comédie. Elegant buildings with cafes spilling out into the square make this one of the most beautiful places in the city. After admiring the Three Graces Fountain, you'll stroll over to the nearby Opéra comédie, home to the Montpellier National Opera. Do you know what shows have proved to be the greatest successes? And which ones have been booed the most?
Not far from the theatre, you'll reach the Tour de la Babotte, one of the most important architectural structures that still remains from the fortified city walls of Medieval Montpellier. Over the ensuing centuries, the watchtower has had many different uses, and it was even the site of one of science's most revolutionary inventions... can you guess which?
Continue your walking tour to Montpellier's Cathedral, the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. This imposing place of worship may remind you more of a fortress than a church! A short walk away you'll find the triumphal arch known as Porte du Peyrou. See if you can spot the differences and similarities between this archway and the iconic Parisian Arc de Triomphe.
Finishing up your free tour of Montpellier, you'll return back to your original meeting point in Place de la Comédie.
- It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour of Montpellier if you are a group larger than 10 people.
- Children must be accompanied by a parent. There is a maximum of three children permitted per adult.
- This tour does not enter any of the monuments on the route.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Montpellier history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Montpellier local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Place de la Comédie.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.