You must visit Seaquarium and the Museum of the Sea in the Palais de la Mer. Seaquarium is home to a host of residents from the the Mediterranean and tropical seas.
Covering more than 1 000m², Seaquarium has a giant pool, full of marine mammals, a shark tunnel, a panoramic amphitheatre where the seals and sea lions take turns, as well as an underwater observatory.
In 2009 a Requinarium was opened in Seaquarium. It houses 25 different species of sharks and offers discovery workshops all about sharks, this animal that we find so attractive and so frightening!
Inaugurated on 12 March 2006, the statue of Pescalune is the work of sculptor Ben K.
It evokes the famous legend of Pescalune. In Lunel, in the 15th century, the fishermen from this small hamlet developed a fishing technique to catch lots of eels. By baiting the bottom of baskets held by ropes, the fishermen caught the voracious eels on moonless nights. This practice of night fishing, on dark nights, quickly became a legend - the fishermen seemed in effect to have fished the moon!
Twenty or so kilometres from Montpellier and on the bus route, the Mediterranean Lighthouse at Palavas-les-Flots is an exceptional site. This former water tower was dramatically converted at the end of the 1980s, to become a modern and ergonomic space.
The Mediterranean Lighthouse at Palavas-les-Flots is 45m high with 12 floors, of which the first three are occupied by the Palavas-les-Flots Conference Centre.
The promenade deck, the revolving panoramic restaurant (the floor rotates every 90 minutes) and the panoramic lift (20 seconds to reach the top) are a must-see when you visit the Mediterranean Lighthouse at Palavas-les-Flots.
Zenith Sud in Montpellier, in Languedoc-Roussillon, is a massive concert hall where you can see: rock concerts, French variety shows, sports events, galas and business events.
With 220 000 spectators per year, Zenith Sud is not short of fans. With its summery vibe, five minutes from the airport, the train station and the city centre, Zenith Sud in Montpellier attracts all the stars: Alain Souchon, Alpha Blondy, the Ballet National de Marseille, Léo Ferré and even the World Boxing Championships!
Prepare yourself for a total immersion into a world of silence. Your invitation to a voyage of discovery into seas and oceans starts in the entrance hall.
In a superb cylindrical 8 metres high aquarium, bathed in the natural light of the blue skies of Montpellier, there are Californian fish (Kelp perch, garibaldis...) swimming among kelp forests...
After going through an airlock fitted with mirrors and a water ceiling, you will enter Mare Nostrum and 15 areas will take you through the world's waters.
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