1h15 away from Paris, 3h from Barcelone, 11 km from the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is the ideal place of stay to discover an historic city, a multi-faceted soil and major sites ranking among the most prestigious of the world heritage.
AN HISTORIC CITY CENTRE
The oldest university still in activity, medieval streets, courtyards of private mansions… 1000 years of history. An enchanting voyage into the heart of France’s largest pedestrian centre.
Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Massimilino Fuksas, Philippe Starck and Ricardo Bofill… to mention but a few! For lovers of top flight architecture and contemporary creation, Montpellier is the place to see!
A LEADING CULTURAL DESTINATION
Musée Fabre in Montpellier offers one of the leading fine arts collections in Europe, alongside this there is the National Opera, international festivals, centres for instrument makers and other arts and crafts… the culture of pleasure is never at rest!
A DEEPLY MEDITERRANEAN ART OF LIVING
An urban destination and a favourite city. Montpellier combines the infrastructure and facilities of a major city with a gentle art of living; colourful markets, vast pedestrian squares, lively café terraces, beaches just a cycle ride away, and not forgetting over 300 days’ sunshine per year!!
Montpellier is at the heart of France’s largest vineyard and offers a sun-drenched cuisine, rich in the influences of its position between land and sea. Starred chefs, AOC Languedoc wines, including the exceptional Grés de Montpellier, follies, wineries and estates… the source of inspirational gastronomy!
Maguelone Cathedral, a jewel of Romanesque art isolated on a peninsula between the sea and the lagoons and the Méjean nature reserve, the nearby Camargue, golf courses just 15 minutes from the city centre… the city’s magnificent natural surroundings add an exceptional touch to every visit.
AT THE HEART OF A REGION OF MAJOR SITES
There are no fewer than 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites within less than 2 hours from Montpellier: the City of Carcassonne, Pont du Gard, Canal du Midi, the Way of Saint James, the Vauban fortresses in the Pyrenees, the plateaux and hills of the Causses and Cévennes…