5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller10 Nov 2019
Beautiful city with so much to do. Excellent if you like small boutique shopping and fine dining. A lot to see and do within a small area.
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.
4/5Very Good!(11 reviews)
Noted for its historical sites and river views, there's plenty to explore in Montpellier City-Centre. Top attractions like Comedy Square and Fabre Museum are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Comedie Tram Station or Hotel de Ville Tram Station to see more of the city.
Noted for its historical sites and river views, there's plenty to explore in Montpellier-Centre. Top attractions like Fabre Museum and Botanical Garden are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Louis Blanc Tram Station or Place Albert 1er Tram Station to see more of the city.
Historic Centre is a destination travellers like for its historical sites, and you might hop aboard the metro at Louis Blanc Tram Station or Place Albert 1er Tram Station to explore sights like Botanical Garden.
Noted for its shopping and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Port Marianne. Top attractions like Mare Nostrum Aquarium and Odysseum Shopping Centre are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Millénaire Tram Stop or Place de France Tram Station to see more of the city.
You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Antigone. Spend some time visiting top spots like Polygone Shopping Center, and catch the metro at Leon Blum Tram Station or Antigone Tram Station to see more of the area.
This district is ideal for a family adventure, with its woodland trails, bowling alleys and wall-climbing theme park, where you can mix fitness with video games.
Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019
One of the largest pedestrianized squares in Europe is a great place to come for coffee, to see some opera and shop for food and fashion.
With thousands of exotic fish, a storm simulator, sharks and a tropical rainforest, this aquarium provides fascinating insights into marine life.
Step inside an 18th-century mansion to explore hundreds of years’ worth of art from some of the world's leading painters and artistic movements.
The oldest botanical garden in France contains thousands of plant species and trees that are hundreds of years old.
Lodeve Cathedral is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Lodeve. Amble around the area's forests or visit its monuments.
Walk between the arches of the vast aqueduct near the moated water tower in this dazzling park celebrating the glory of a monarch.
Journey through the history of Montpellier by Gyropode Segway on a tour of the city's new and old districts. Benefit from a training session to master the art of an electric personal transporter! Discover landmark monuments, such as the Esplanade.
On board our air-conditioned minibus, David, a local guide will drive you to the small village of Moureze. Discover the streets of this medieval village and its incredible rock circus with strange shapes.
During this day trip you will be able to admire beautiful panoramas, discover a small medieval village, a river, a waterfall, a resurgence and even a mill. But the most surprising is probably the famous circus of Navacelles and its impressive cliffs
Learn the subtle art of winetasting as a local vin expert shows you how it's done. In the heart of Lanquedoc, France's largest grape-growing region, put your senses to the test during a fun, hands-on workshop that shows you how to appreciate the many nuances in a fine glass of wine.
Delve into the wilderness of the Camargue, a coastal wetland populated by pink flamingoes, white horses, and black bulls. Visit the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park for up-close looks at the region’s winged residents, and take in the views from the church bell tower in historic Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
Purchase your Montpellier City Card 24h, 48h or 72h and enjoy free entry or discounts for a wide range of local activities.
Verified traveller1 Sep 2019
Overnight stay following late flight before going onto mobile home for fortnight.