Popular Accommodations in Montpellier
Highlights in Montpellier
- Wine region
- Mediterranean coast
- Fine sandy beaches
- Beautiful trails
- Fabre Museum
Most popular in Montpellier
Vacation rentals in Montpellier
The city not far from the French Mediterranean coast is equipped with numerous historical places and beautiful buildings, which you can reach from a centrally located holiday apartment in Montpellier in just a few minutes walk. Apartments can also be found just outside the city centre. Due to the well developed tram and bus network you can easily get to the centre and the beach.Villas, terraces with views and beautiful gardens
The furnishings of vacation rentals in Montpellier often seduce you with a typical Mediterranean-French country house style in which you will certainly feel at home. In Montpellier you can find small townhouses as well as imposing villas in the countryside and choose exactly the right vacation rental for you. A vacation rental in Montpellier often has a garden, terrace or pool.
Holiday in Montpellier
Location and orientation
The city of Montpellier is one of the largest on the Mediterranean coast in France and lies in a hilly area, directly on the river Lez. Montpellier is not directly on the coast, but about 10 kilometres away. You will reach Marseille after a 170 kilometre drive. It's about 240 kilometers to Toulouse.
Travelers and Activities
Most accommodations are not directly by the sea, so from an apartment in Montpellier you have to take the city bus to the coast in about 15 minutes. The nearest beach is Palavas-les-Flots in the village of the same name, where you will find excellent restaurants along the enchanting promenade. Plage de l´Espiguette not far from Le Grau-du-Roi is a little quieter and surrounded by beautiful dunes.Discover beautiful hiking trails in the hinterland
The area around Montpellier seduces with a picturesque scenery of mountains, gorges and the coast. For example, take a stroll along the route from the Mediterranean to Côte Vermeille and take a break in one of the many inns where you can indulge yourself with regional specialities and delicious wine.
Montpellier is home to a number of famous personalities such as the philosopher Auguste Comte, the botanist Pierre Magnol and the singer Juliette Gréco.
Top travel tips
In Montpellier there are some idyllic places and impressive places to discover. Visit the Place de la Comédie, the main meeting place for the locals. The fountain of the three graces, the opera and the oval shape of the square are absolutely worth seeing. You must also have seen the Antigone district, where there are some neoclassical monumental buildings designed by the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill.2. On the most important picture gallery in France
Visit the Musée Fabre, founded in 1828 by the famous artist François-Xavier-Pascal Fabre. Here is not only an art school, but also the most important collection of paintings in the country.3. Tasting and exploring regional wines
Montpellier is an important wine-growing centre and therefore offers you a wide choice of hearty wines from the region, which you as a wine lover should definitely taste. If you would like to learn more about wine, visit the Maison des Coteaux du Languedoc wine information centre in Lattes, just south of the city limits. Here you can put together a winery tour with the help of the employees, shop in the huge wine shop or dine in the restaurant.