Antigone, Montpellier

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    Antigone

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 7, 2016

    Antigone is an interesting area of Montpellier. Its unusual neoclassical architecture was designed by Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill. Antigone is built on the grounds of the former Joffre Barracks. It stretches from the Polygon Shopping Centre to the River Lez.

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    Antigone - A Modern Masterpiece

    by Lellie53 Written Jun 14, 2015

    We were parked a little away from the historic centre of Montpellier and had to walk through the area known as Antigone and were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful layout of this modern area with its lovely buildings, fountains and walkways. Worth a stroll through to view the architecture as well as the shops and coffee bars.

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    Antigone - A Modern Masterpiece

    by Lellie53 Written Jun 14, 2015

    We were parked a little away from the historic centre of Montpellier and had to walk through the area known as Antigone and were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful layout of this modern area with its lovely buildings, fountains and walkways. Worth a stroll through to view the architecture as well as the shops and coffee bars.

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    Antigone

    by BurgerQueen Written Oct 19, 2007

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    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.

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    Antigone

    by salinhopt Written Sep 29, 2003

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    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.

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    Office of Tourisme

    by Mikebb Updated Dec 18, 2015

    For those visitors to Montpellier I suggest you visit the Tourist Office web page prior to travel.

    Plenty of information on the webpage, including city map.

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    Shopping - Galeries La Fayette

    by Mikebb Written Dec 14, 2015

    You do not need to visit Paris to shop at Galeries La Fayette as it has a large department store in Montpellier.

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