Hôtel des Etuves, Montpellier
HOTEL DES ETUVES - 24 RUE DES ETUVES - 34000 MONTPELLIER - 04 67 60 78 19

Castles and fortifications

 

 

  Castles and fortifications  |  The places  |  The Ecusson's garden


 Château de la Mosson
Built in 1723,by the son of a rich wool merchant, the Château de la Mosson proudly displays the remains of its past. It consistof the central part of the building, seen here from the garden. The convex façade allows for an oval drawing room. Formerly, two wings extended either side of a main courtyard.

 Château de Flaugergues
The most ancient of the Montpellier follies, it combines sobriety and architectural proweses. It houses a great number of collections and five superb tapestries.
A formal french garden, a landscaped park and a vineyard. the interior of the chateau can be visited; there is a 9 minute film presenting the different facets of the estate. Open all year. 
For further information...

 Tour de la Babote
The Babote tower is one of the last surviving towers of the medieval town walls. 
In the XVIII th. century, it housed an astronomical observatory and was then raised in 1788 before accommodating the telegraph. 
From a pretty little square, you can admire the ruins of the ramparts which surrounded the town at the time of the 1622 siege