Just ten-minutes by foot from Montpellier's city center and east of the famous Place de la Comedie, Antigone is a large neoclassical housing project designed by architect Ricardo Bofill. Nearby attractions include Le Polygone, a mammoth shopping center just west the neighborhood, and Jardin du Champs de Mars. The city's main tourist office is at the southern end of Antigone.
Place de la Comedie
Place de la Comedie is considered Montpellier's center and beating heart. Just northeast of the Place is the tree-lined Charles de Gaulle esplanade leading into Jardin du Champs de Mars. West of Boulevard Victor Hugo, and south of rue de la Loge, you'll find Montpellier's oldest quarter featuring narrow alleys and private mansions. The Musée de Vieux Montpellier displays items from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. Many bars and restaurants are located north of rue de la Loge.
Jardin des Plantes
The Jardins des Plantes area of Montpellier is a ten-minute walk northwest of Place de la Comedie. The area is home to the Promenade du Peyrou, which features a flea market every Saturday. The Jardin itself is the oldest botanical garden in France. The Musée d'Anatomie is part of the city's university while the Musée Atger houses a collection of French, Italian and Flemish drawings.