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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Montpellier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Eighth largest city in France, Grand university center, Montpellier has combined charm and sweetness of life in a southern city, and cultural ferment of the largest European cities.

Here, the charm of the old meets the extraordinary. Medieval streets, ideal for shopping, wide pedestrian heart of town, the Fabre Museum Montpellier Community, one of the richest collections of fine art in Europe, the Faculty of Medicine and incredible conservatory Anatomy, The Panacea, the new exhibition center and design studio dedicated to the visual arts, which opened its doors in June 2013, the iconic neoclassical Antigone district Catalan Ricardo Bofill 's design trams, not to mention the latest contemporary goals from Jean Nouvel, Massimiliano Fuksas, Zaha Hadid Montpellier... But it is also and above the Mediterranean Sea 11 km, sites are among the most prestigious world heritage, the largest vineyard in the world, lively terraces and 300 days of sunshine year. Destination pleasures. A live. Intensely !

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.6107690 (N 43° 36’ 39”)
Longitude3.8767160 (E 3° 52’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 121m
Surface area56.88 km²
Population272345 inhabitants
Density4788 inhabitants/km²
Insee code34172
IntercommunalityME Mer Méditerranée

Nearest cities & towns

Castelnau-le-Lez5.7 km (17 min)
Juvignac6.2 km (14 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Védas6.9 km (16 min)
Grabels8.6 km (17 min)
Le Crès8.6 km (18 min)
Lavérune8.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Georges-d'Orques9.2 km (16 min)
Jacou9.5 km (20 min)
Clapiers9.7 km (17 min)
Montferrier-sur-Lez9.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Clément-de-Rivière10 km (19 min)
Lattes10.3 km (16 min)
Saint-Aunès11.5 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Place de la Comédie.

The Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.

The Peyrou.

The River Lez.

Saint- Pierre Cathedral.

The Fabre museum, in addition to its permanent collection, hosts regular exhibitions.

The Agropolis museum organizes cooking classes for children.

The aquarium Mare Nostrum.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Every Wednesday at 20:30 will hold free seminars of one to two hours at room Rabelais near the Place de la Comédie.

The exhibition at the Musée Fabre of the impressionist painter Frederic Bazille, child Montpellier, is a marvel. Do not miss it !

Every Friday in the summer on the Esplanade are held the Summer: wine producers, music, outdoor dining. It's an experience. This is a very nice evening.

Detailed information

Montpellier Danse
An unmissable event in the world of new danceJune / July 2017


The Palace of Justice, the Arc de Triomphe and Rue Foch
The Palace of Justice, the Arc de Triomphe and Rue Foch
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View of St. Peter's Cathedral from the Place de la Canourgue
View of St. Peter's Cathedral from the Place de la Canourgue
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Shopping for regional products at Le Panier d'Aimé
Local flavoursFreeMontpellier
Culinary tour of Montpellier
Local flavours65 € Montpellier
Gourmet tour of Montpellier - Flavors from Languedoc-Roussillon
Local flavours38 € Montpellier
Gouermet tour - Unusual spots of Montpellier
Local flavours25 € Montpellier
Montpellier pass: visits, activities, museums and transport included
Culture and education15 € Montpellier


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Le Clos d'Alice
Horse rideEasy1h00Le Pouget (29 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (37 km)
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (53 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (53 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (56 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals