Montpellier's L’Ecusson district: tips so you won't miss anything

​​​​​Montpellier is one of the most beautiful cities in France. This is a quiet destination in which you can enjoy its squares, avenues and different neighbourhoods. The historic district of this town in the region of Occitanie is known as "Ecusson", a place you simply cannot miss, where you will find some of the city's most interesting things. Take one of our AVE (high-speed) France trains, AVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France to reach Montpellier from different parts of Spain. Hop on one of our trains and get ready to get to know a destination that you will simply love!

What to visit in L’Ecusson 

L'Ecusson is a labyrinth of streets that lead to beautiful and curious places. This is the heart of Montpellier, its historic centre and most charming neighbourhood. The starting point of your visit to L'Ecusson is Place de la Comédie, a square that was once called "the egg square", because of its oval shape. This square is always busy, dominated by the Fountain of the Three Graces and the Ópera Comédie.

Likewise, you cannot miss Montpellier's Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, a must if you are walking around L'Ecusson. Built in the fourteenth century, visitors will be awed by the temple's dimensions.  

Art lovers cannot miss Fabre Museum​, which has a huge collection of over 800 works of art of European artists. The creations of great Italian, French, Spanish or Flemish masters are exhibited here.  

In addition, this neighbourhood has its own Arc de Triomphe and is also the home of the charming Saint-Clément Aqueduct, which dates back to the eighteenth century. 

Saint-Clément Aqueduct

A day shopping at l’Ecusson 

The streets of Ecusson are the best place for shopaholics. You can almost find charming stores on every corner, where you can buy crafts, clothes or books. The Polygone shopping centre can be found right behind Place de la Comédie. Moreover, Rue Foch is a busy shopping street that is home to mostly boutiques and high-end fashion shops. Finally, you can't miss Rue de l’Aiguillerie, where you will find all sorts of shops. 

Where to eat 

After a walk around the neighbourhood, you will most probably have worked up an appetite. We have good news for you! L’Ecusson district is one of the best places in Montpellier to have a taste of the local food. Not surprisingly, you can find plenty of cafés and restaurants here, where you can taste top-quality dishes or simply sit down to have a nice glass of wine. 

Travel to Montpellier by train

When you discover a city like Montpellier, you want time to pass slowly, to make the most out of every second, but you need something fast, comfortable and sustainable to get there, like Renfe's Alta Velocidad (high-speed) International trains. Discover our AVE (high-speed) France trainsAVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France, which will take you there in no time, with no traffic jams and with no issues regarding luggage.

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