Montpellier

Travel Guide
Montpellier
Imagine yourself in medieval France in this ancient trade and university town. Then take advantage of the easy access to the Mediterranean Sea.

Montpellier is home to France’s oldest botanical garden and one of its oldest universities. Due to its southern location, Montpellier is not a typical medieval French city. Note the influence of Spain on the city’s architecture, sample fish caught fresh from the Mediterranean Sea and take a daytrip south to sunbathe in a Mediterranean resort town.

Begin in the Place de la Comédie, an open central square abutted by the grand Opera House. Watch a world-class performance here or simply observe the 19th-century building at night when its giant windows are illuminated with purple neon lights.

Walk just a few blocks east of Montpellier’s historic centre to one of its newest developments: the Antigone neighbourhood. Between 1979 and 2000, this area was entirely redeveloped by famed architect Ricardo Bofill, who is from the nearby Spanish region of Catalonia. The massive neoclassical buildings culminate in the grassy amphitheatre of the Esplanade de l’Europe, which curves along the Lez River. Come to the esplanade on Friday evenings during the summer for wine tasting.

Montpellier’s history of prosperity and its rich artistic tradition have given it exciting and influential cultural attractions. The Botanical Garden, founded in 1593, is France’s oldest it inspired the design of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Visit the Fabre Museum to see a collection of classical European art, including an extensive collection of drawings by French masters. Inside the Montpellier Cathedral you will find a canvas by Sébastien Bourdon, one of the city’s most famous native artists.

Take advantage of Montpellier’s Mediterranean location by visiting Palavas les Flots, which is a 20-minute drive south of the city. This resort town is located on a long and extremely narrow island off the French coastline. While there, try succulent shrimp or cod from local waters.

An international airport lies 5 miles (8 kilometres) east of the Montpellier city centre. Once in the city, get around via the extensive tramway network and on foot. You will find that a pleasant Mediterranean breeze blows through its narrow medieval streets.

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, 34000
The price is Rs8,343 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Montpellier. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (600 reviews)
"The location is very convenient for the train station and the tram. The hotel room was very nice, much better than we expected given the price of the stay! All the staff we interacted with were so kind and helpful. Could not have asked for a better stay. It is worth noting we had a courtyard facing ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2022

Best Western Plus Hotel Comedie Saint-Roch
Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
4 out of 5
3 rue Clos René, Montpellier, Herault, 34000
The price is Rs12,363 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Montpellier. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (431 reviews)
"Great little hotel"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2022

Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier
Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch
Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch
4 out of 5
11 rue Pagezy, Montpellier, 34000
The price is Rs11,239 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Montpellier. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (245 reviews)
"The staff of the hotel were lovely, and helpful, and good-humoured. We arrived exceptionally tired after traveling all night - they looked after us from the moment we checked in to the moment we departed."

Reviewed on 22 May 2022

Hôtel Golden Tulip Montpellier Centre St Roch
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, 34000
The price is Rs5,770 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Montpellier. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (249 reviews)
parfait !
"appartement rénové, très fonctionnel et très esthétique. salle de bain très agréable et propre, bouilloire, plaque de cuisson, microondes, toute la vaisselle utile. bonne isolation phonique et thermique, rideaux occultants + store. parfait !!!"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2022

Appart'City Confort Montpellier Gare Saint Roch
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
4 out of 5
20 Rue de la République, Montpellier, Herault, 34000
The price is Rs8,025 per night from 8 Jul to 9 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Montpellier. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the bathrooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (412 reviews)
"The hotel was housed in a lovely old building with lots of charm. The receptionist was very nice and accommodating. The bed was wonderful. The room was very quiet. On the downside, the bathtub/shower is unsafe for people of any age but especially older people."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Odalys City Montpellier Les Occitanes
Appart'City Confort Montpellier Ovalie II
Appart'City Confort Montpellier Ovalie II
41 Rue Gilles Martinet, Montpellier, Herault, 34070
The price is Rs6,144 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Montpellier. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
3.8/5 Good! (130 reviews)
Disapointed
"Hotel 3 stars... but in reality it is 1 star."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Appart'City Confort Montpellier Ovalie II
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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