After the Wars of Religion, Montpellier was rebuilt thanks to its new status as capital of Languedoc. The city grew richer, and the medieval hostals were reorganized.
The first private manors appeared.
This construction would continue into the 18th century. Today, Montpellier contains nearly 80 private manors. Over the centuries, the wealth of the nobility was displayed in an abundance of décor, with the buildings’ windows, balconies and façades becoming truly majestic.
Explore the city with your eyes looking upwards!
These places are mostly private and closed, but for the curious-minded visitor, you can take advantage of a gate hanging open to peek in and discover surprising, elegant inner courtyards. But better still, join one of the Tourist Office’s guided tours, and we will unveil the secrets of these hidden places, opening up doors that would otherwise be closed to you.