Montpellier is one of France’s fastest growing city, as people flock to the city, located just a few short miles from the Mediterranean Sea. In recent times, Montpellier has become the toast of the international jet set, wonderfully chic yet with a wonderfully impressive, ancient centre which provides the city with a wonderfully striking heart.
Montpellier is an amazing city of contrasts, which makes it a pleasure to explore. Chic, vibrant bars nestle in-between ornate villas and elaborate gardens, while the renovation of the city has seen elegantly modern attractions like the Opera House. There are so many sights to see from a self catering Montpellier property that you are well advised to take a tourist information guide to Montpellier and arrange an itinerary, although there is no end of joy to be taken from simply exploring the town under your own steam. The main shopping streets in Montpellier, the Rue de la Loge, emanates from the vast pedestrianised centre, the Place de la Comedie, and is awash with some of the most exclusive gardens and elegant villas in Montpellier, France. There are many sites worth exploring from a self catering Montpellier property, including the Arc de Triumph, Tour de la Babote, Jardin des Plantes (said to be the oldest botanical gardens in the whole of France) and a whole range of important museums, but as any Montpellier tourist information guide will tell you, the beauty and elegance of the Place de la Comedie is unrivalled.
The Mediterranean coast to the north of Montpellier, France is a huge asset for those staying in self catering Montpellier accommodation. There are many miles of pristine beaches to choose from, whether you are looking for a busy tourist beach awash with water sport facilities or a secluded beach where you can stretch out on the beach in peace, soaking in the atmosphere and basking in the glorious panoramas. The summer jousts in Palavas offer a huge amount of entertainment, and if you are lucky enough to be able to get a self catering Montpellier property during the summer, overlook Palavas at your peril!
There are some wonderful walks to enjoy around Montpellier, with route information available from the Montpellier tourist information offices and any good guide to Montpellier, France. Walks to the Terral Castle, Bocaud Park, Lunaret Zoological Park and the Botanical Garden are among the most rewarding walks to enjoy from Montpellier accommodation, but for serious walkers, there are many, many miles of walking, riding and cycling to enjoy in the surrounding countryside.
The international city of Montpellier is host to a great range of festivals throughout the year, details for which hare available from any Montpellier tourist information centre. The Montpellier International Dance Festival, Radio France Festival, Boreals Festival, Mediterranean Cinema Festival and International Guitar Week all attract a huge crowd.
Montpellier enjoys a blissfully warm climate, which sees the city bathed in sunshine throughout the year. During the long summer months, Montpellier basks in temperatures of well into the mid 30’s on most days from May until October, and even in the coldest months, daily temperatures are rarely under 15˚C.
There are a great range of direct, cheap flights to Montpellier Airport (MPL) from across the UK. Both easyJet and Ryanair provide cheap flights to Montpellier Airport from London and with only 5 miles to travel from Montpellier Airport to the centre of town, you can be settling into your self catering Montpellier property rental within just a few short hours of leaving home. Guides to Montpellier Airport will confirm that car hire facilities and bus services to the city centre, (taking just 15 minutes) are readily available.