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Montpellier in a few words

Montpellier is probably the best French city to learn French.

With a history stretching a thousand years, Montpellier is a true journey into the heart of architecture.

Its various districts, designed by the finest architects, form a magnificent mosaic. Add to that 300 days of sunshine per year, lively terraces and a rich variety of atmospheres, and there can be no better invitation to discover the city step-by-step, on foot, by bicycle, by tram, and even by canoe !

Montpellier is one of the most dynamic and young cities in France. More than 50% of its population is under the age of 34 !

Close to the Mediterranean sea

The Mediterranean sea is only 11 kilometers away from Montpellier !

You will love swimming, diving, walking, getting a kite surf or a stand-up paddle. In Spring or Summer, you can also eat or have a drink on the “private beaches” all along the seaside.

Living in Montpellier

Discover the 1001 charms of the city, there is so much to do and share !

Montpellier is an ancient, creative and festive city in the Mediterranean surrounded by vineyards with a rich and varied heritage, traditions, and flavour, year-round festivals, and so much more.

Walk in the historic pedestrian centre through the Ecusson and its many charming squares such as Place de la Comédie, de la Canourgue, Saint-Anne, Saint Côme… and its bars where you can have a drink on their terraces.

Discover cathédrale Saint-Pierre, the university of Medicine (the oldest in the world), rue Foch and its wonderful view of the Arc de Triomphe, la Place Royale du Peyrou, le Jardin des plantes…

Don’t forget to visit the amazing art collections of the Musée Fabre, the Panacée and the Pavillon Populaire.

Moving in Montpellier

Montpellier is an ideal city for biking thanks to its cycle paths all around the city and its pedestrian historic centre.

There are also four tramway lines that connect the main points of interest and universities.

Around Montpellier

The region of Montpellier is amazing with incredible landscapes and historic cities.

In just a few minutes from Montpellier, you will be able to visit le Pic Saint Loup, les Gorges de l’Hérault, la Camargue, la plage de l’Espiguette, le village de Saint Guilhem Le Désert

Within less than two hours by train, you can go see the amazing Roman town of Nîmes, the Château de Carcassonne, Avignon, the Lubéron…

How to come to Montpellier

By train

Located in the Historic centre, the Montpellier Saint-Roch station will allow you to go to Paris in 3h30, in Lyon in 2h and in Marseille in 1h40.

You can find more information on voyages-sncf.com

By plane

At only 15 minutes from Montpellier by shuttle, the Montpellier Méditerranée airport is linked to many destinations including hubs, allowing you to easily join the main European destination.

You can find more information on montpellier.aeroport.fr .

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By bus

Bus is the cheapest way to join Montpellier.

Thanks to its central position in the South of France, lots of direct destinations are available.

Main bus companies are Ouibus, Flixbus, Eurolines and Isilines allow you to join lots of French and European cities.

Find the best route to come to Montpellier by bus on the Comparabus website by clicking here.

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