Unless you arrived at Montpellier Rail Station, collect a hire car when you land and get your holiday off to a quick start.
Things to See and Do in Montpellier
Cosmopolitan beyond its size, Montpellier is certainly alluring. Explore the sights on foot paying particular attention to the impressive La Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, a national monument. For a fun afternoon, be sure to visit the city zoo.
Head to the Place de la Comedie and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine in the sun whilst admiring the stunning architecture.
Visit the Musée Fagre. The museum itself is an astounding work of art, an innovative combination of classic and contemporary architecture. It is home to over 800 works, 900 engravings, and 3,500 drawings.
Day Trips From Montpellier
A trip along the coast to the well-known city of Marseille is easily achievable. Once here explore the historic port area and enjoy some delightfully delicious fresh seafood from one of the restaurants here.
Rent a car and drive to Perpignan near the Spanish frontier at the foot of the Pyrenees. Perpignan is undoubtedly one of the most important centres of Catalan culture, Roman and Mediterranean, rich in language, traditions and artistic expressions. Visit the Palace of the Kings of Majorca, a palace and a fortress with gardens overlooking the city.
Take a trip inland to the huge Cévennes National Park. A mountainous area, the exquisite beauty here is difficult to surpass and is perfect for an afternoon walk. During the summer, the park's Festival Nature offers a wide range of in- and outdoor cultural activities throughout the region. Many tours and activities led by professionals such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and speleology are organized. Horse riding, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and cycle touring are also available.