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.