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Life in Montpellier

Montpellier - a vibrant city

Along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in southern France, Montpellier has everything it takes to please. A lively and surprising city in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Montpellier is vibrant, elegant and artistic. People are drawn here by the city’s rich past, former and contemporary glory, intense cultural life and youthful feel. Its sunny climate and well-preserved historical environment are second to none, nestled between the sea, vineyards and mountain landscapes. Known internationally for its world-class universities, whose long-standing tradition dates back the middle ages, Montpellier is well practiced in the art of welcoming people. Montpellier today is a leading destination for studies, business tourism and vacation.



Montpellier has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters, and very warm, dry summers. It is considered the sunny capital of France, as there is an average of 300 sunny days per year. The weather in June is generally sunny and pleasant, with a daily mean temperature of 21oC (70oF).


You can get around Montpellier and the surrounding area by tramway, bus, bicycle, two-wheeled vehicles, foot, tourist train, rental car and taxi.