Installed in the Hôtel de Varennes, (which was originally two or three different private houses built between the 13th and 17th-centuries) the museum has very diverse objects related to the history of Monpellier from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
The collection includes many portraits, engravings, religious statuettes, textiles and in particular important pieces: a Black Madonna and Child from the 13th-century, the “gilded cabinet of the consuls” (17th-century) and stones from the Bastille.
The Musée du Vieux Montpellier is divided into five display rooms: the reception hall, the procession room, the 18th-century reception, the revolution room and the fireplace room. You can not miss the masterpiece in the hall: the 13th-century statue of the Virgin and Child and its tabernacle, the reproduction of the Dillon plan (18th-century), so named after its recipient (the Archbishop of Narbonne), as well as watercolours and prints including the Siege of Montpellier.
Each room has its own theme and particular displays so that you can understand the history of this beautiful city, Montpellier.