A population boom made Montpellier, formerly Monspessulanus, the eighth-largest city in France and the third-largest city along the Mediterranean coast behind Nice and Marseille. Students, attracted to the mild winters and hot, dry summers, make up one-third of the city's population. People-watch at Place de la Comédie, the city square, or get your culture fix at Musée Fabre, which the French Ministry of Culture classified as a Musée de France due to its extensive collection of paintings and sculptures.

    Nature lovers will enjoy Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier, a botanical garden featuring ferns, orchids, palm trees and medicinal plants.

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      Things to do after dinner in Montpellier allow you to experience the full culture and spirit of this vibrant European metropolis from rock 'n' roll to opera, history and the club scene. The mild climate, lively streets and walkable pedestrian squares and thoroughfares have captured the hearts and souls of millions of people over the centuries, offering experiences you'll carry...

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      Our Montpellier Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Occitanie, France. No matter how often you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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