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MontpellierFrance

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

Top hotels in Montpellier

Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
4 out of 5
The price is £57 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier and Comedy Square. Montpellier Zoo is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Comedie ...

4.2/5Excellent! (518 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and accommodating! They even lent us a spare iPhone charger."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie
Hôtel  Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch
Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch
3 out of 5
11 Rue Pagezy, Montpellier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in Historic Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Polygone Shopping Center and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical Garden ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)
Basic business option in the area

"Already been there in the past, it's a basic hotel but overall good. A bit of mould in the bathroom but everthing else was working fine."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch
Pullman Montpellier Centre
Pullman Montpellier Centre
4 out of 5
1 Rue Des Pertuisanes, Montpellier, Herault
The price is £90 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Located in Antigone, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Opera National Orchestra of Montpellier and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (779 reviews)

"Great hotel located very central to shopping, restaurants and area attractions. Very friendly staff!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Pullman Montpellier Centre
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Montpellier

Hôtel  Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch
Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch
3 out of 5
11 Rue Pagezy, Montpellier
The price is £65 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in Historic Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Polygone Shopping Center and Fabre Museum. La Promenade du Peyrou and Botanical Garden ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)
Basic business option in the area

"Already been there in the past, it's a basic hotel but overall good. A bit of mould in the bathroom but everthing else was working fine."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Hôtel Campanile Montpellier Centre St Roch
Domaine La Clausade
Domaine La Clausade
La Clausade, Mauguio
The price is £75 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

Situated in Mauguio, this cottage is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Massane Golf and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Les Petits Fermiers. Bonbon Factory and Manade Vitou are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Le style , l espace , la quietude , tout y etait .je reviendrai"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Domaine La Clausade
La Comédie de Vanneau - L'Aparté
La Comédie de Vanneau - L'Aparté
5 Rue de l'Ancienne Poste, Montpellier

Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Babotte's Tower and Comedy Square. Montpellier Zoo is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away. ...

La Comédie de Vanneau - L'Aparté
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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Reviews of Montpellier

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5/5 - Excellent

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10 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.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Oct 2019

A must visit is the Museum Brut Art. A rare find. Totally fascinating!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Sep 2019

Interesting and very busy, beware the many fast food cyclists and mopeds in the "pedestrian" area. Musee Farbe is excellent

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Sep 2019

Using the trams and free bus easy to get to the beach

5/5 - Excellent

VanessaJ

1 Sep 2019

Love Montpellier. The old town is beautiful. Vibrant with plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops. The beach is easy to get to by tram and bus (nanette). Surrounding countryside is stunning.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Sep 2019

Overnight stay following late flight before going onto mobile home for fortnight.

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