Antigone is an area built from scratch during the 80s, in neoclassical style. What I like the most is entering the Polygone shopping mall from Place de la Comédie et going out from the Antigone exit.
The impression is to be in a different city. Buildings are all built with the same youllowish stones and all look the same. The main pedestrian street leading to the river Lez goes through several squares enriched with beaufiful fountains populated by statues of gods and goddes.
This wonderful area also hosts Montpellier public library (one of the best libraries I've ever seen) and the new swimmingpool.
Situated just the other side of the Polygone shopping mall, the new quarter of Montpellier is a neo-classical development of flats, offices, hotels and shops. The project was launced in 1979 and conceived by Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill.The devlopment follows the philosophy of the city's Maire, George Fr?che, who wants the city to develop towards the Lez which was responsible for its expansion in medieval times.