Montpellier

Travel Guide
Montpellier

With its Mediterranean climate, its rich culture and its dynamic centre, Montpellier is a must-visit destination in the south of France.

The eighth largest city in France, Montpellier is ideally located between the blue waters of the Mediterranean and the foothills of Pic Saint-Loup. This highly attractive city enjoys a warm, sunny climate in a stunning setting.

Montpellier boasts many historic buildings, such as its citadel or the famous Arceaux (the real name of the Saint-Clement aqueduct), which overlook the city. Not far away, you can take a stroll along the famous esplanade du Peyrou, which is home to a triumphal arch inspired by the Porte Saint-Martin in Paris, as well as an equestrian statue of Louis XIV. The Jardin des Plantes is also a lovely place to visit.

Continue your visit of Montpellier in the picturesque and lively city centre, which centres on the famous Place de la Comédie. This large paved square is bustling day and night. You can enjoy a show at the Opera Comédie, do some shopping in the nearby shopping centres, or even relax outside a café or restaurant, indulging in a spot of people watching. In the middle of the square is the stunning Three Graces fountain.

Art lovers can revel in the collections of the Musée Fabre. Housed in a former town house and a former Jesuit college, it is home to around 900 French and European works, dating from the 15th century to the modern era.

To the south of the city, the Odysseum activity park offers a host of leisure activities for the whole family. Bowling, an aquarium and more besides, there's plenty to do for young and old alike. You can also visit Montpellier zoo, to the north of the city, to discover its variety of wildlife.

With its airport and the superb Montpellier-Saint-Roch train station, Montpellier is within easy reach of major cities in France and Europe.

Besides its dynamic atmosphere, climate and rich culture, Montpellier is also close to fine sandy beaches on the Mediterranean coast, for rich and varied holidays that everyone can enjoy.

Where to stay in Montpellier

Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
3 out of 5
6 et 8, rue Jules Ferry, Montpellier, Herault
The price is £59 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Comedy Square and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical Garden are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (533 reviews)
"Amazing location & helpful staff"

Reviewed on 9 Nov 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
Holiday Inn Express Montpellier - Odysseum, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Montpellier - Odysseum, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
60 Avenue Nina Simone, Montpellier, Herault
Fully refundable
The price is £66 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
This family-friendly Montpellier hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Odysseum Shopping Centre and Zenith Sud. Comedy Square and Corum Convention ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (949 reviews)
"Conveniently located for our vist requirements"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Holiday Inn Express Montpellier - Odysseum, an IHG Hotel
Novotel Montpellier
Novotel Montpellier
4 out of 5
The price is £94 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Located in Pres d'Arenes, this eco-friendly hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Montpellier Town Hall and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Comedy Square. Goolfy Mini-Golf and Stade ...
3.9/5 Good! (523 reviews)
"Superbe accueil très bon hôtel"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2021

Novotel Montpellier
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart'City Confort Montpellier Gare Saint Roch
Appart'City Confort Montpellier Gare Saint Roch
3 out of 5
29-31 Boulevard Berthelot, Montpellier, Herault
The price is £54 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Croix-d'Argent, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kawa Theatre and Comedy Square. Hospital Lapeyronie is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away. Nouveau Saint ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (181 reviews)
Bon séjour
"Notre séjour, s'est très bien passé. Le studio était confortable. Les 2 points négatifs le coin cuisine car il manque une petite table pour manger et pas d'exterieur.. sinon pour tout le reste impeccable."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Appart'City Confort Montpellier Gare Saint Roch
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
4 out of 5
The price is £70 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Located in Montpellier City-Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Babotte's Tower and Comedy Square. Hospital Lapeyronie and Montpellier Zoo are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (396 reviews)
"The hotel room was great, spacious, had a mini fridge, a microwave, and even a dishwasher. The room didnt provide daily linen/towels, but since my stay was only 3 nights, it didnt matter. They assisted with luggage storage and provided all information I needed. The hotel is only steps from the main ..."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
Montpellier Boutonnet, F2 close to the heart of the city
Montpellier Boutonnet, F2 close to the heart of the city
18 bis Avenue du Professeur Grasset, Montpellier, Occitanie
Located in Boutonnet, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Montpellier III University, Hospital Lapeyronie and Comedy Square. Montpellier Zoo ...
Montpellier Boutonnet, F2 close to the heart of the city
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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