Montpellier Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France)

Different view of the Antigone and Hotel de RegionThe university city of Montpellier is a great place to experience life in France and this city has grown into nothing short of a true metropolis. Due to its size, tourists should always exercise caution in crowded situations and be extra aware of personal belongings, such as handbags, cameras and money.

However, that said, Montpellier is a fairly safe and extremely friendly city, where visitors can experience a wealth of history and tree-lined promenades. Students make up a large proportion of the overall population and so many areas of Montpellier reflect this youthful influence.

Photo of the Hotel de Region, taken in the Antigone district

Tourism and Tourist Information

The city's main tourist office can be found at the southerly end of the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle and offers plenty of the usual pamphlets, along with regular two-hour walking tours of Montpellier's Old City area and its many historical sights.

These should usually be reserved at least two days in advance, as they can get booked up.

Montpellier Main Tourist Office
Address: 30 Allée Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Esplanade Comédie, Montpellier, FR-34000, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 67 60 60 60
Fax: +33 04 67 60 60 61

Picture of fountain outside the Hotel de Region

Language and Dialect

Here are some useful French phrases for your stay in Montpellier:

Montpellier Dos and Don'ts