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Place de la Comédie (Comedy Square)

One of the largest pedestrianized squares in Europe is a great place to come for coffee, to see some opera and shop for food and fashion.

Place de la Comédie is an expansive oval-shaped plaza in the center of Montpellier. The pedestrianized square is a popular meeting place and is surrounded by grand 19th-century buildings including an opera house.

Place de la Comédie has been a major part of city life for more than 250 years. Locals know it as L'Oeuf or the egg, because of its shape.

Do as many of the residents do and take a stroll through the square. Admire the Three Graces fountain near its center. The large water feature depicts the three graces from Greek mythology sitting on a hill surrounded by cherubs. If it’s a hot day, you may see people dipping their feet in the water. Come back to the fountain at night when it’s lit up and looks an even more impressive sight. 

Stand in front of the Opéra Comédie, the majestic 19th-century building where opera and classical music concerts are performed. Appreciate its elegant façade with large arched windows and columns. Check with the box office to see if there’s a performance while you are in town.

Stop for lunch at one of the bistros or restaurants with their tables spilling onto the plaza. Then explore the surrounding roads that are filled with shops and bars. Just off the square is Polygone, a large shopping center that is home to national and international retailers. 

Place de la Comédie is also a popular haunt in the evenings as many people dine in the restaurants or simply enjoy the atmosphere. There is usually a variety of street performers entertaining the crowds. From the end of November to the end of December the plaza hosts a Christmas market.

Being in the center of the city, the Place de la Comédie is easy to get to by bus and tram. Montpellier’s main railway station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, is a short walk away and there is a metered multi-story parking lot under the plaza.

Popular Activities at Comedy Square

How about making your visit to Comedy Square even more special? Don't forget to try out one or two of these things to do:

Why not consider buying a Private Lyon Gourmet Food Tour in a Tuk-Tuk? It's one of the most popular activities on offer here.

If you're seeking even more options, take a look at our Montpellier things to do page.


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Citadines Antigone Montpellier C$84
Citadines Antigone Montpellier

Citadines Antigone Montpellier

588 Boulevard d'Antigone, Montpellier, Herault
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Antigone, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of FNAC Montpellier and Place de la Comedie. Comedy Square and Fabre Museum are also within 15 minutes. Leon Blum Tram Station is only a 2-minute walk and Antigone Tram Station is 4 minutes.

    Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch C$109
    Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch

    Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch

    6 et 8, rue Jules Ferry, Montpellier, Herault
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Babotte's Tower, Comedy Square, and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical Garden are also within 15 minutes. Montpellier Saint-Roch Station and Montpellier Saint-Roch Station are within a 2-minute walk.

      Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier C$165
      Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier

      Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier

      3 rue Clos René, Montpellier, Herault
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 15 minutes. Comedie Tram Station and Hotel de Ville Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

        ibis Montpellier Centre Comédie C$101
        ibis Montpellier Centre Comédie

        ibis Montpellier Centre Comédie

        Allee JulesMilhau, Immeuble le Triangle, Rue du Jeu de Ballon (GPS), Montpellier, Herault
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Antigone, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Polygone Shopping Center, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 15 minutes. Hotel de Ville Tram Station and Comedie Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
          Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie

          Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie

          22 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Montpellier, Herault
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 15 minutes. Comedie Tram Station and Montpellier Saint-Roch Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Hotel ibis Styles Montpellier Centre Comedie C$113
            Hotel ibis Styles Montpellier Centre Comedie

            Hotel ibis Styles Montpellier Centre Comedie

            6 Rue Baudin, Montpellier, Herault
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Antigone, this hotel is steps from Polygone Shopping Center and Place de la Comedie. Comedy Square and Fabre Museum are also within 10 minutes. Hotel de Ville Tram Station and Comedie Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Privilège Hôtel Eurociel Centre Comédie C$123
              Privilège Hôtel Eurociel Centre Comédie

              Privilège Hôtel Eurociel Centre Comédie

              1 Avenue Du Pont Juvenal, Montpellier, Herault
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Polygone Shopping Center, Comedy Square, and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Place de la Comedie are also within 15 minutes. Hotel de Ville Tram Station and Place Carnot Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Kyriad Montpellier Centre - Antigone C$87
                Kyriad Montpellier Centre - Antigone

                Kyriad Montpellier Centre - Antigone

                890 Avenue Jean Mermoz, Montpellier, Herault
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Antigone, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Esplanade de l'Europe, Comedy Square, and Place de la Comedie. Fabre Museum and La Promenade du Peyrou are also within 1 mi (2 km). Leon Blum Tram Station is only a 3-minute walk and Place de l'Europe Tram Station is 6 minutes.