Montpellier is a seaside city, located along the scenic Mediterranean, in the south of France. The city generally has a lovely weather and is scattered with outdoor restaurants and markets which make it a lovely place to explore by foot. The climate, architecture and the many things to do in Montpellier make this city seem like it was created for a holiday, which is why it attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year.
While in Montpellier, you can spend some time relaxing on the lovely beaches and soaking in some warm sunshine. From the city center, there is an excellent bike path leading to the beach; it is about an hour’s ride and provides a lovely and scenic route for those who enjoy cycling.
Be sure to try dining at some of the quaint restaurants in the city, where some of the most popular French cuisines have originated. You can also try some excellent French wines and beverages at one of the many clubs or bars in the city. If you enjoy salsa dancing, the city also has several great clubs where you can socialize and learn some new dance moves.
Montpellier has an excellent rugby team and you should not miss watching a game while you are in the city.
The local zoo offers free admission and a great selection of wildlife and plants. Be sure to stop by and see lions, bears, and a recreated Amazonian forest.
Montpellier has a mild climate with warm summers and cool, wet winters. The Festival de Radio is a summer festival wherein the city comes together in celebration and hosts operas, concerts, films, and lectures. In the winter, you can cozy up in an authentic French bistro and enjoy an espresso. No matter when you visit, you will find relaxation and enjoyment in Montpellier.
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