Montpellier Tourism, France

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A quintessentially French city where Rome failed to mark its influence, Montpellier gleams with French culture reflecting trough public squares, museums and emblems of literary art. Situated in the South of France, the city is the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault department. Montpellier seduces the visitors with its sheer elegance, French manners and a Mediterranean climate which allures with warm sun and a delectable cuisine. One of the cities where industrialization hasn’t been able to clutch its hold, Montpellier radiates with intelligentsia thanks to its famous University with historical bearings.

Neo- classical, Gothic and Modern architecture co-exist in a rhythmic harmony in Montpellier’s cityscape with splashy new districts such as Antigone on the one hand and an Old Town which makes us nostalgic for a culture gone by, on the other. Dotted with boutiques and street side cafes, vineyards and lovely terraces, Montpellier definitely enthralls the travelers with its vivacity. Meander through its narrow medieval streets and discover the gorgeous private mansions which retell a story of French High Culture.

Montpellier Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Montpellier tips for your visit

  • For travelling in the tram services, be sure to validate your ticket in the machines, as being found without a valid ticket will result in an on-the-spot fine. Not speaking French or being a traveller will not be accepted as an excuse.
  • The visitors should avoid distant tours on weekends as the public transport runs less frequently and most of the museums and destinations remain closed.
  • Since French people are somewhat reserved in their characters, any kind of public display of insobriety is rare among the French and is frowned upon.
  • French etiquette demands proper and formal clothing especially when in restaurants and other formal settings.
  • Although the city’s streets are generally safe to walk during the day or the night, it is not advisable for female holiday travellers to be out alone after dark.
  • The tourists will be able to find English speakers only in popular hotels and at some shops and restaurants.
  • French fashion comes out at its best in summers. So, accessorize well with sunshades, scarves and jewellery that befits you in French culture.

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Facts and Stats for Montpellier*

  • Pollution Statistics in Montpellier

    Know the pollution level of Montpellier before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.92 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.43 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Montpellier: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Montpellier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Montpellier.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.06 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.69 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.69 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.44 (Moderate)
  • Living in Montpellier - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Montpellier is 162.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.82 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 91.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.07 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 81 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 93.06 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.98 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.03 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Montpellier

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Montpellier

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.42 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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