Capital of the former Languedoc-Roussillon region, second city of the new Occitania, Montpellier is a dynamic city. Very dynamic. It is also the largest French city with the highest population growth. Student (there are many colleges and schools), festive, modern and historical, it offers a privileged living environment to many Parisians (especially) in search of a sunny living environment (300 days of sunshine per year!) and urban. Over the past three decades, the Languedoc capital has gone from being a "sleeping beauty" to a city of technology and culture where museums (Musée Fabre), art galleries, concert halls and festivals abound. The city also offers a beautiful mix of old (private mansions dating from the Middle Ages, cobbled streets), and contemporary (Port Marianne, Antigone, Pierre Vives). A short distance from the beaches of Carnon and Palavas, close to nature and the scrubland, Montpellier embodies the southern dolce vita thanks to its many terraces, its Comédie square, its shaded alleys and its lively nightlife. Certainly, Montpellier is a rising value of tourism in France!

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When to go to Montpellier?

When to go to Montpellier? Winter is not very interesting (although the weather is very mild, even in this period). It is certainly in April-May and September-October that the city is most pleasant. The weather is nice and hot (but reasonable): the terraces are back on the streets and the streets are filled with small improvised shows. Prices, at this time, are still affordable. In summer, the city of Montpellier hardly stops living despite the city's heat, which is sometimes difficult to bear. However, you can take advantage of this opportunity to reach the coastal seaside resorts and take a small sea bath

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Montpellier, escapade culturelle et gourmande sous le soleil

Museums, cultural leisure, outdoor activities and a lovely heart, it offers all the advantages of the city, with sun, beach and the Mediterranean as a bonus. Hand in hand with the Camargue and backed by a magnificent region, Montpellier gives you the choice of escapades knowing that it is always towards it that you reviendrez ! So, let's take advantage of these last days of sunshine to treat ourselves to a Mediterranean getaway of choice. ...

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Let's go for a new episode of the "Travel confined" podcast on the travel podcast channel "Saliha's Podtrips" (available for free on Soundcloud, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podcast Addict, Majelan...). The different episodes of this series will be made available regularly on the site of Le Petit Futé during the confinement to help you escape and project you in your next trips This time we stay in France, we go to the south ...

Première exposition consacrée à Jean Ranc au Musée Fabre

Jean Ranc is a painter born in Montpellier in 1674. Better known in Spain, his hometown wished to pay tribute to him on the occasion of an exhibition called Jean Ranc - Un montpelliérain à la cour des rois. He painted many kings and queens in the course of his career, but he nevertheless started working in France, where the bourgeoisie of Montpellier recognised his talent and did not hesitate to commission him to paint. In 1722, Philip V, ...

Les coureurs ont rendez-vous au marathon de Montpellier

Go to the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in France for an exceptional marathon under the sun. The event is accessible to all, with different courses on offer: kids, Nordic walking, marathon, half marathon or relay marathon. A 10th edition to be enjoyed with family and friends and which takes participants from the city centre of the capital of the Hérault to the Mediterranean Sea. A perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a ...

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