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Musée du vieux Montpellier (Local History)

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Among the remarkable objects on display, we can single out the statue of the Virgin and Child,  a replica of Jules Pagézy’s office (mayor during the Second Empire), stones from la Bastille and a stunning model produced shortly after the destruction of the fortress.
In addition to maps, engravings and watercolors, the musem presents a number of paintings amongst which you can see portraits of notable Montpellier personalities such as Pierre Richer de Belleval (1565-1632), Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671), Joseph-Marie Vien (1716- 1809) and Jean-Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (1753-1824). Works by regional artists such as Jean Raoux (1677-1734), Etienne Loÿs (1724-1788), Guillaume Ranc (1685-1742), Edouard Marsal (1845-1929) and Charles Matet (1791-1870) are also on display.

Musée du vieux Montpellier (Local History) Hôtel de Varennes - 2 place Pétrarque
34000 Montpellier 04 67 66 02 94

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Rates and opening times


  • Free

Opening times

  • From Tuesday to Sunday
  • Winter : 10am-1pm and from 2pm-6pm
  • Summer : 11am-1pm and from 2pm-7pm
Access and Accessibility


  • Tram 1 and 2 « Comédie » stop
  • Tram 3 « Observatoire » stop
  • Tram 4 « Peyrou – Arc de Triomphe » stop

The museum is not accessible for people with reduced mobility.