Montpellier Cathedral was a former Benedictine chapel built in 1364 and later the Chapel became a cathedral in 1536 when the city was transferred from the Maguelon to Montpellier under the Rule of Francis I. The Cathedral is a national monument and the seat of the Archdiocese of Montpellier.
The Cathedral building suffered a number of damages during the Wars of Religion between the Catholics and Protestants in the 16th Century, it was later rebuilt in the 17th century. The Cathedral is known for housing the relics of Saint-Germain, Saint Baise and Saint-Benoit.
During the Cathedral restorations and construction of the Cathedral, a number of changes were made and the only elements left of the old medieval period are the two cylindrical pillars on the front side, 4.55m in diameter supporting the arched porch.
Looking for Walk Tours in Montpellier? There are entire books with self-guided walking tours.
Here some of our favourite.
Telephone: +33 4 67 66 04 12 | Official Website |
How to get there
- Nearest train station stop is at the ‘Louis Blanc’, 6 minutes walk from the cathedral.
- The nearest car park is at ‘the Parking EFFIA Montpellier Arc de Triomphe’, however, you may find car spaces near the cathedral.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM||2:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM||2:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM||2:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM||2:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM||2:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM||2:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 1:00 PM||Closed|
The Cathedral is closed during Easter Sunday and Monday, Ascension Day, Whitsun and Whit Monday, 15th of August, November 1st and 25th of December.
Montpellier’s Tourist Office also arranges guided tours.
- Architectural style: Gothic architecture
- Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
- Rite: Roman
- Field: Visits and Tours
- District Archdiocese of Montpellier
- Ecclesiastical or organizational status: Cathedral
- Interest: Tourism
Nearby to see
The botanical garden ‘Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier‘ is situated just behind the Cathedral, enjoy the beautiful plant’s and trees in France’s oldest botanical garden or visit the Anatomy Museum Montpellier, the Museum has thousands of human anatomical parts and models that you can see for yourself.
Nearby for food
Visit Le Melody where you can try Moroccan styled food, only 3 minutes from the Cathedral or visit Gasoline wine and burger Resturant only 5 minutes walk.
Where to Stay In Montpellier
Nearby places to stay as cheap as possible: budget under £100/$100/€100.
- Best Western Hotel Le Guilhem, A16th-century residence located in Montpellier, next to the Jardin des Plantes, with panoramic views of the garden and St Peter’s Cathedral. is in close proximity to the Place de la Canorgue and Peyrou Promenade. check price
- Hotel du Palais, situated 200 yards from the Peyrou Gardens and 150 yards from Place de la Canourgue, set in a 200-year old building. The hotel is 650 yards from Place de la Comédie, 0.6 miles from The Corum conference centre and 0.6 miles from Montpellier Train Station. Montpellier – Mediterranee Airport is 5.6 miles away. Check Price
- Appartement de l’Amandier, Located in Montpellier historic centre, Appartement de l’Amandier offers self-catering accommodation. The property is 150 yards from Promenade du Peyrou Park, 550 yards from Montpellier National Opera and 900 yards from Polygone shopping centre. Montpellier Train Station is 750 yards away. Check Price
Nearby places to stay at a budget price over £100/$100/€100+.
- Résidence Coeur Comédie, a 3-minute walk from Place de la Comédie.Mediterranee Airport is located 5.6 miles from the property. Résidence Coeur Comédie offers self-catering accommodation in Montpellier. Check Price
- Villa Cyrano, a 3-minute walk from Corum, 750 yards from the Fabre Museum and 1,000 yards from Place de la Comédie. Private parking is available on site. Housed in a 19th-century building, Stade Yves-du-Manoir is 4.3 miles from Villa Cyrano, while Montpellier – Mediterranee Airport is 5.6 miles from the property. Check Price.
Visiting Montpellier, France? We have other posts that you may enjoy that will be helpful on your trip.
Address: Rue Saint-Pierre, 34000 Montpellier, France | Coordinations: 43°36′48″N 3°52′27″E
[su_button url=”https://www.isolatedtraveller.com/european-cities/Montpellier” style=”flat” background=”#000000″ size=”6″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”0″ icon=”icon: arrow-circle-right”]Explore the city of Montpellier[/su_button]
Enjoyed this post? Save it for later on Pinterest! Share the Love