Montpellier and the region

L'Occitanie

 

   La Région : http://www.laregion.fr/

The fourth largest tourist region in France, Occitanie is characterised by its very diverse landscapes and exceptionally rich biodiversity. From the Pyrenean mountains to the Languedoc coast, the garrigues and wide expanses of vineyards, nature in Occitanie is wild and protected.
World-renowned heritage allows visitors to rub shoulders with history: from Roman vestiges, such as the Pont du Gard, the medieval city of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi or on Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim’s Way... there are eight UNESCO World Heritage List sights to be discovered here.
Such major architectural works such as the unmissable Millau Viaduct bring a contemporary splash to the landscape.
The Occitanie region beats to the rhythm of culture; museums, art centres and exhibition halls abound here. Music, dance and film festivals succeed one another through the seasons, offering a wide panorama of artistic and cultural discovery. Traditional events, such as canal jousting at Sète or the Camargue bull races, complete the richly diverse cultural agenda.
And, of course, Occitanie is Europe’s number one region for gastronomy, with nearly 300 unbeatable regional products under quality labels.
Colourful markets and fine restaurants showcase these local products for your tasting pleasure, accompanied by delightful wines from the world’s largest wine making region. Vineyards here are planted with a wide range of grape varieties, for the joy of wine tourism enthusiasts.
The fourth largest tourist region in France, Occitanie is characterised by its very diverse landscapes and exceptionally rich biodiversity. From the Pyrenean mountains to the Languedoc coast, the garrigues and wide expanses of vineyards, nature in Occitanie is wild and protected.
World-renowned heritage allows visitors to rub shoulders with history: from Roman vestiges, such as the Pont du Gard, the medieval city of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi or on Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim’s Way... there are eight UNESCO World Heritage List sights to be discovered here.
Such major architectural works such as the unmissable Millau Viaduct bring a contemporary splash to the landscape.
The Occitanie region beats to the rhythm of culture; museums, art centres and exhibition halls abound here. Music, dance and film festivals succeed one another through the seasons, offering a wide panorama of artistic and cultural discovery. Traditional events, such as canal jousting at Sète or the Camargue bull races, complete the richly diverse cultural agenda.
And, of course, Occitanie is Europe’s number one region for gastronomy, with nearly 300 unbeatable regional products under quality labels.
Colourful markets and fine restaurants showcase these local products for your tasting pleasure, accompanied by delightful wines from the world’s largest wine making region. Vineyards here are planted with a wide range of grape varieties, for the joy of wine tourism enthusiasts.

 

Montpellier

 

  

 

 

Montpellier and its surroundinf area : http://www.montpellier3m.fr/          Tourist office: http://www.montpellier-tourisme.fr/

 

 

 

 

 

Montpellier, medieval city, contemporary city

 

Montpellier, a multi-faceted, one thousand-year-old city. From the picturesque medieval alleys of the Ecusson to the central Place de la Comédie, from Saint Peter's Cathedral to the Royal Peyrou Square... many centuries of history have left their mark on Montpellier. While prestigious architects of the past have left many magnificent buildings as a legacy, some of the greatest international architects of modern times have continued the lineage, through futuristic, contemporary creations, making the city a reference in the field. Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid and Sou Fujimoto have all stamped their creative presence on Montpellier, a future-forward city of history!
Four tramway lines serve the city and surrounding area, providing a quick, accessible public transport solution for getting around town.

 

 

 

Montpellier... young and sporty by nature!

 

Montpellier is one of the youngest, most cosmopolitan cities in France with one student in five hailing from another continent. The attractiveness of Montpellier's internationally renowned universities and prestigious higher education institutes make it the place to study, with its warm, welcoming social life and bubbling Mediterranean vibe.
Montpellier, France's second largest sporting city, offers all the necessary infrastructures for the daily practice of sport, and is represented by teams that are recognised and ranked at both national and European levels, in football, rugby, handball and water polo.

 

 

 

 

Montpellier, a dynamic, cultural city

 

Montpellier is a city on the move, where life feels good, with a multitude of artistic activities on offer, for inhabitants and visitors alike. In addition to prestigious museums, such as the emblematic Fabre Museum, the city hosts many international exhibitions. The cultural agenda unfolds throughout the seasons, with Montpellier Dance Festival, Radio France Occitanie, Cinemed (Mediterranean Cinema), Architectures Vives, Printemps des Comédiens festivals, the Domaine d'Ô theatre festival, the International Guitar Festival, and, of course, the summer's unmissable event, the Estivales outdoor summer festival in downtown Montpellier. Montpellier is a veritable year-round artistic and cultural kaleidoscope, with something to please everyone!