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The nerve centre of Montpellier, and the point where the old town meets the more modern side of the city. The lively square is full of cafés and terraces, and actually in the shape of an egg, which gives it its local nickname L’Oeuf. In the centre is one of the city’s emblems, the Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia) a fountain by sculptor Étienne dʼAntoine, and on its edges are two temples of culture, the Ópera Comédie and the Ópera Berloz inside the impressive granite building the Corum, by the architect Claude Vasconi. La Place de la Comédie is a great starting point for a cultural tour of the city.