The 8th largest city and fastest growing in France, Montpellier combines the infrastructures and facilities of a major city with a sweet Mediterranean art of life; colorful markets, vast pedestrian squares, lively café terraces, beaches just a bike ride away, and over 300 days of sunshine per year.
A city of science since the Middle Age and host of the oldest European faculty still in activity, Montpellier’s charms mix those of narrow medieval streets in its historic center with those of daring contemporary creation by architects such as Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Massimilino Fuksas, Philippe Starck and Ricardo Bofill. Montpellier is well-known for the excellence of its research and innovation, attracting 90,000 students, a youthful melting pot, with an active night life, great access to outdoors, culture and gastronomy.
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With 4 tram lines, 36 bus lines, more than 50 Vélomagg bike rental stations, Montpellier has a great public transportation system. It also hosts the largest pedestrian center in France. Conversely, driving around in Montpellier can be a nightmarish experience. We therefore strongly advise you to choose green transports for your stay!