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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
Population268244 inhabitants
Density4715 inhabitants/km²
Insee code34172
IntercommunalityCA de Montpellier

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 8:30 p.m. free lectures are held one to two hours at room Rabelais near the Place de la Comedie.


Sunday 1 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 7°C
Monday 2 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
Tuesday 3 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak at the Lavalette-Agropolis centre
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Montpellier
Maxi-Catamaran ride in the Little Camargue
Entertainment14 € Le Grau-du-Roi (23 km)
4x4 safari in the Camargue marshes
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 39 € Le Grau-du-Roi (23 km)
Explore the wild Camargue by 4x4
Nature and the great outdoors35 € to 55 € Aigues-Mortes (26 km)
Sea kayak, Stand Up Paddle, Pirogue
Sports sensations35 € Sète (27 km)


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)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals