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New, easy and direct access to Montpellier!

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Montpellier, 11 km from the Mediterranean, is an ideal spot if you want discover a historical yet young city, rich in so many different resources and hidden treasures. A multifaceted land of the South, a city that embodies a mosaic of culture, wellness, and trade surrounded by some of the very finest natural World Heritage sites. Montpellier basks in the sun, between sea and vineyards, and each of the city’s 31 communes has something to offer, whether visitors are seeking to discover the history of the area, enjoy its leisure activities, savour its flavours or simply enjoy themselves in the company of others.

AN ANCIENT CITY-CENTRE

Europe’s oldest working university, its medieval streets, its mansion-house courtyards, more than 1,000 years of history. A wonderful journey.

AUDACIOUS ARCHITECTURE

Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Massimilino Fuksas, Ricardo Bofill… to name just a few! For all you high-flying lovers of architecture and contemporary feats, Montpellier is made for you.

A THOROUGHLY MEDITERRANEAN WAY OF LIFE

As an urban destination and a high-profile metropolis, Montpellier is France’s 8th biggest city. It combines all the conveniences of a large city with an easy-going way of life, fragrant markets, vast pedestrian spaces, lively café terraces, beaches just a cycle-ride away and, of course, 300 days of sunshine a year.

A NATURAL LEGACY

Nature reasserts itself just outside Montpellier and just adds to the richness of a stay here. There is the Maguelone Cathedral, a jewel of Roman art set on a secluded peninsula between sea and lagoons and the nearby Camargue.

A LAND OF EVENTS AND ARTISTS

Here, culture abounds with the National Opera, brotherhoods of instrument-makers and other craftspeople. But Montpellier also counts some fifteen international annual festivals such as: International Danse Festival; Festival de Radio France; FISE (freestyle and extreme sports competition)… Tour de France 2016, July 13-14: Montpellier will be stage city.

THE BIGGEST WINE-GROWING REGION IN THE WORLD

Enjoy local wines directly in our “Folies”, wine cellars and the many estates surrounding Montpellier!

IN THE HEART OF A REGION OF MAJOR TOURIST SITES

No less than 6 UNESCO world heritage-listed sites under 2 hours from Montpellier: The fortified city of Carcassonne, the Pont du Gard, The Canal du Midi, the Route of St James of Compostella, the Vauban fortresses of the Pyrenees and the Causses and the Cevennes.

 

NEW! Easy and direct access from Ireland with Aer Lingus: two direct flights a week from May to September (flight time 2,5hrs). And direct access from the UK (Leeds, London Gatwick and London Luton) with Easyjet and Ryanair: London daily direct flights from March to October (flight time less than 2hrs) and Leeds two direct flights a week from May to September (flight time less than 2,5hrs)

Contact us! Our team is at your entire disposal to assist in your explorations, offer advice and help you make your choice in line with your expectations and those of your customers!

Pia Penzo, Promotions Manager

pia.penzo@ot-montpellier.fr – Tél : +33 (0)4 89 84 89 12

www.montpellier-france.com

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