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The capital of the Hérault department, Montpellier welcomes flights from across France, Europe and the world. From the UK, you can fly to Montpellier from London and Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bristol and several other provincial airports. Board flights in France from Nantes and Paris for quick access to Montpellier.
Major cities in Europe, including London, Frankfurt and The Hague, are under two hours away by plane, with budget airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet offering routes between them and Montpellier. You can also reach Montpellier from Morocco and Algeria. Look out of the window if you are flying from Germany or Italy, as you can enjoy spectacular views of the Alps during your flight to Montpellier.
The major airport for access to Montpellier is Montpellier-Méditerranée, which is about five miles out of the city centre. However, it isn’t the only option for flying to Languedoc and visiting Montpellier.
Flights also go into Nîmes-Arles-Camargue or Béziers-Vias, both less than 40 miles from Montpellier and you could save money by booking low-cost flights to one of these smaller destinations.
Montpellier is a vast city with many places to stay once your flight had landed. Head south to Palavas les Flots and Sète for quick access to the beaches of southern France. If you’re more into exploring Montpellier’s culture, look for hotels near Ecusson – the name given to the historic centre of the city – where accommodation including family-friendly hotels are near some of Montpellier’s most famous sights.
The stylish districts of Antigone and Aiguerelles offer four- and five-star hotels and resorts if you’re looking for some peace and quiet while you’re in Montpellier quieter neighbourhoods.
Montpellier is a thriving modern city, but it has a historic heart. Wander the old streets and you will feel transported to the past. Make time to see the Medieval conical towers of the 14th-century Saint-Pierre Cathedral or people watch from a cafe in the spacious plaza of Place de la Comedie to soak up the city’s old-world atmosphere.
Montpellier’s stunning gardens – the Jardin des Plantes and Esplanade Charles de Gaulle – are beautiful places to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Don’t forget to visit the fine arts galleries of the Fabre Museum or the monuments of the Peyrou Gardens.
Montpellier is a fun destination for visitors of all ages. Even if your children aren’t into museums and galleries, there is still plenty to do. Have close-up encounters with sharks and rays in the Mare Nostrum Aquarium or meet Earth’s mightiest mammals in Montpellier Zoo. If your flight takes you to Béziers-Vias, visit the sunny coastline and lakes to the south of Montpellier before heading into the city.
Several flights leave from destinations around Europe each day for Montpellier. Don’t miss one of the many opportunities to fly to this stunning city and discover its charms.