We Love :: Montpellier This Christmas

Update :: we were interviewed re our posts about this lovely globe :: in La Gazette!

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If you find yourself in Montpellier France this time of year…. be sure to head down to Place de Comedie…. and take a cute photo in front of this amazing huge illuminated world globe!

Winter and Christmas illumination of Montpellier. This sphere, symbol of the earth, 9.20 meters in diameter and 8.20 meters high, designed specifically and exclusively for Montpellier will be completely covered with 65,250 light points. It evokes both geographic and cultural areas, the globalisation of trade, the mixing of populations and the need to preserve the planet.” –Thierry Boussarie

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Photos via Romain Francois.

“Ce vendredi 28 novembre à 18h30, c’est le lancement des Hivernales et des illumination de Noel de Montpellier. Parmi les nouveautés cette année, la mappemonde lumineuse, en cours d’installation sur la place de la Comédie. Cette sphère, symbole de la terre, de 9,20 mètres de diamètre et 8,20 mètres de hauteur, conçue spécialement et exclusivement pour les Montpelliérains sera entièrement recouverte de 65 250 points lumineux. Elle évoque les territoires tant géographiques que culturels, la mondialisation des échanges, le mixage des populations et la nécessité de préserver la planète.” –Thierry Boussarie

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