Find 1 Star Accommodation in Montpellier
The classy French city of Montpellier has loads to offer budget travellers, including a range of no-frills one-star hotels in the suburbs, which offer comfortable rooms without the higher price tags of the city centre.
Free Things to See and Do in Montpellier
Montpellier is rich in galleries, concert halls and cultural sights, and you can see some real gems on a budget. Buy a one-, two- or three-day public transport City Card from the tourist office and you will get free entry to a handful of attractions, plus up to 50 percent off selected tours and entry fees.
The heart of Montpellier is a compact atmospheric collection of narrow lanes which are almost entirely pedestrianised, making it easy to get around on foot for free. You can spend whole days wandering the charming streets, admiring the old buildings and dipping in to the bistros for a taste of French fare.
For people watching over a coffee, head for the grand Place de la Comedie, a huge cafe-lined square full of life and energy.
Getting around Montpellier on a Budget
Getting in and out of Montpellier’s centre from the one-star hotels on the fringes of the city is easy thanks to the reliable public transport network. Railway stations are easy to get to and many budget hotels are just a tram ride away from the centre. Regular buses run to and from Montpellier’s outer districts too, costing just a few euro for a full-day pass.
The very cheapest and most scenic way to see Montpellier’s city centre and beyond is by bike. You can hire bicycles for a whole day for as little as a couple of euro. This green-thinking city has an impressive 75 miles of bike paths running through it and right out to the sea, which is less than an hour away on two wheels. One of the closest beaches is at the seaside town of Palavas, where the sand stretches out for several miles.
Head back to your one-star hotel in Montpellier for a good night’s sleep before more adventures when you wake.