Europe and the Mediterranean

Montpellier

Montpellier in French; Montpelhièr in Occitan

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Montpellier Airport

BY SEA

  • Montpellier is located at 10 km from the coast, but has no port

BY LAND

  • The Mediterranean motorway (A-9) connects Montpellier and Barcelona (340 km) and Paris
  • TGV train connection Barcelona and Paris: www.tgv-europe.es/TGV
  • Within the city there are two tram lines, several car parks and park and ride and 138 km of bike lanes

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

Montpellier Tourist Office; allée Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, 30; tel. (+33) 04 67 60 60 60; contact@ot-montpellier.fr

To visit

Sights

  • Tour des Pins and Tour de la Babotte, medieval monuments
  • Saint-Pierre Cathedral
  • Faculty of Medicine (medieval)
  • Mikcah, medieval Jewish quarter

Museums

Also…

  • The historic centre of Montpellier has about seventy privately own small palaces, built between the 16th  and 20th  centuries
  • Place de la Comédie
  • Promenade du Peyrou
  • Jardin des Plantes (the oldest botanical garden in France): tel. (+33) 04 67 63 43 22
  • In the Herault department is worth visiting the Cathar town of Minerva, the regional natural park of Haut Languedoc and Canal du Midi (World Heritage site by UNESCO)

Do not forget

More information

 
 

Ramon Llull quotations

 
«He who has a lot of friends has great wealth»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull has been considered the architect of literary Catalan.
 

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