Place Royale du Peyrou

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Built in 1688, the vast Place Royale du Peyrou is a promenade laid out in terraces, standing at the highest point in Montpellier and home to a monumental statue of Louis XIV. From here, enjoy a fine view over the garrigue, the Cevennes, the sea and, in fine weather, the Canigou. The promenade is crossed by the St Clement aqueduct, used to carry water from the source of the Le Lez to the 18C water tower. Inspiration for the two rows of 22m-high arcades came from the Pont du Gard. A flea market is held under the arches every Saturday.

Useful information

Address:

34000 Montpellier

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: 7am-midnight; Mar-May and Sep-Oct: 7am-9.30pm; rest of year: 7am-8pm

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