The Top 10 Things To See And Do In Montpellier

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Montpellier is an exciting city in the South of France, an excellent location in the country from where visitors can explore Provence, Camargue and many other beautiful areas. The city itself has no shortage of things to do, with fun museums, cobbled streets and tempting restaurants. Here’s our guide to the top things to do in Montpellier.


Take the tram to the beach

Montpellier has four tramlines, and the city is aiming to expand this by adding at least one more in the next couple of years. The last stop on tram number three takes visitors to the beach for a very modest price. There they can rent some of the city’s Velomags (bicycles to hire by the hour or by the day) and either cycle to the shore, or opt for a leisurely stroll. Clear waters, soft sand and lots of sun make this a perfect excursion for spring or summer days.

Carnon Beach

Explore French cuisine

French cuisine is renowned around the world for its elegance and sophistication, and Montpellier has much to offer in that regard. Visitors will be able to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, explore typical neighborhood locales and delight in the careful presentation at fine-dining restaurants. They will also be able to eat delicious Argentinian empanadas, cheesy pizzas or yummy cupcakes. Having brunch in Montpellier is a fun experience and a great way of getting to know the city’s cuisine.


1. Montpellier Zoo

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Montpelliers Zoo
Montpellier’s Zoo is undoubtedly one of the city’s best features. Nowadays it is rare to find such attractions for free, let alone one that is so big and exciting. The zoo has everything from giraffes to lions to colorful frogs, and the animals are divided by continents and areas. The only part that requires a ticket is the Amazonian Jungle.

Walk around the old town

One of the best ways of getting to know a city is always wandering around the old town without a map, choosing random streets and exploring the area. In Montpellier this is particularly easy to do, as visitors will soon become enthralled by the picturesque cobbled streets that wind around the city center, lined by quirky French cafes and cute little stores. Shopping for souvenirs, eating macaroons, tasting some crêpes or even just practicing French in these tiny streets will make for an unforgettable evening.

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