Church St Roch 3 bedrooms, balcony Air conditioning
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It is in a great location. Lovely spot - smooth access to unit - I would recommend this place - only challenge was the size of the water closet....not sure if it would fit a tall person without leaving the door open a bit.
We really enjoyed our time here!
Europe apartment with a fantastic location however very hard to find.
We truely enjoyed our stay and would highly recommended this apartment.
Wonderful location in the old town. Very safe environment with many markets, restaurants as well as church right out front of your door. (Bells didnt ring at night). We loved our opened windows, airynesss of the rooms, great kitchen, very European feel and don't be surprised with the tiolet seperated from the remainder of the washroom which wasnt a problem at all.
Owner wasn't able to meet us but thoughtfully comminicated this information prior to our arrival and made all efforts to assist us and even stopped by after we arrived to ensure we were okay.
If you are driving a car -beware- no parking at the location and you will need to pay for parking at 20 euros a day however you may negotiate the rate per the owner.
We are looking forward to traveling back and would stay there again..
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Très bon séjour
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Quietness in the heart of the city
Located in the city center of Montpellier, the Saint-Roch district is located between the shopping streets of Saint-Guilhem, Grand'Rue Jean Moulin, that of the Old Courier and the Jeu de Paume Boulevard. It includes the Saint-Roch and Saint-Côme squares, but especially the impressive Saint-Roch church. It is a pedestrian part of the city where reigns calm and conviviality, while being very borrowed and alive by its location and its many spaces of relaxation.
This neighborhood, where life is good, is also marked by the imprint of wine and vine, which is why you will find many wine bars and wine shops. The feast of Vine and Wine is representative of this mentality, an event that usually takes place in late July and whose vocation is to reveal the talents of young winemakers. But the underlying purpose is especially to make you discover the Saint-Roch district. Tastings of estate wines, tapas and other specialties await you, in a popular and festive spirit. The music festival also takes possession of this part of the city each year. This district is also one of artists, where you will find art galleries and various musicians wandering the streets, day and night. You will also see flea markets, antique shops, craft shops, bookstores or shops of gems or music. But you will discover above all a multitude of restaurants and culinary specialties.
The building to visit during your visit to the neighborhood is undoubtedly the church of Sain-Roch, neogothic style, located on the square of the same name. This religious building is dedicated to the Patron Saint of the Pilgrims, born in 1295 and who, until his death in 1327, was determined to heal people suffering from the plague. Originally, it was actually the church of St. Paul who was in this square. But it was destroyed by Protestants around 1560. It will be rebuilt then destroyed again during the siege of Montpellier in 1622. It was not until 1855 that the Mayor of Montpellier proposed to the City Council to rebuild a church dedicated to Saint-Roch, a gigantic church whose size was to be monumental. However, for financial reasons, this imposing monument, whose construction began around 1860, will never be really completed, hence the proportions "original" and some empty niches. But do not hesitate to discover the interior of this church as well as the many works it houses. Every August 16, the anniversary of the death of Saint-Roch, a pilgrimage is celebrated at the church, an event where animations and processions take place in the streets of the district and where the relics of the saint, who are at the inside the church, are exposed.
Place Saint-Roch will only please you. Quiet, shaded, with its charming little restaurants and tea rooms, children's games: this place will take you away from the noise and excitement of the city. However, you will be well in the heart of the city of Montpellier. Be sure to observe the magnificent trompe l'oeil facade facing the church, with a success of the effect of the glass roof, where the reflection of the church is represented. But beware, three windows upstairs are very real.
Barely further, it's the Place Saint-Côme waiting for you, with other bars and restaurants. It is one of the liveliest places in the city, but also one of the oldest. This square was named Place du Petit Temple at the time. Its name, "Saint-Côme", dates from the installation, at one of its extremities, of a magnificent anatomical amphitheater, built during the year 1757, in a similar way to its example in Paris, Saint Cosme. A sumptuous building is also named Saint-Côme, the name of the patron of surgeons. Since the Middle Ages, each profession has indeed its patron saint. This building is the work of Jean Antoine Giral, the famous family of Montpellier architects, a construction that spanned between 1752 and 1757. It consists of two buildings: one that contained the anatomy room, now divided into two levels, and the other, decorated with Corinthian columns, which was used for meetings of surgeons. Until 1794, this building was used for anatomy classes and then became a grain market. During the Revolution, it will be sold as a stone quarry. In 1801 he finally became chamber of commerce. You will find the entrance located on the side of the Grand'Rue Jean Moulin, embellished with a pediment where are reproduced the Fame and the Prudence.
Finally, do not miss to observe, at number 6 of the rue du Puits du Temple, the Hotel de Fizes, with its magnificent gate adorned with beautiful sculptures.