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Travel Packages in Montpellier

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Travel to Montpellier: General Information<a id="travel-to-montpellier-general-information"></a>

If you want to travel to Montpellier, you will find everything you need to know here.

Montpellier is a city located in the south of France crossed by the Lez rivers to the east and the Mosson River to the west. Walking through the cobblestone streets of the old town connects with Montpellier's vast historical past.

The city boasts an impressive array of well-preserved medieval architecture, including Montpellier’s Cathedral dedicated to Saint Peter. Feel the charm of the past as you explore Place de la Comédie, a vibrant square surrounded by elegant 19th-century buildings.

Montpellier is a paradise for art and culture enthusiasts, with world-class museums and an impressive variety of exhibits. The Fabre Museum houses a notable collection of European paintings dating back to the Renaissance. Also, for a unique experience, visit the innovative La Panacée, a contemporary art center that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression.

Those who enjoy nature will have fun in Montpellier's botanical gardens, among the oldest in Europe. The Jardin des Plantes has an impressive collection of plants from around the world, making it the perfect place for a relaxing walk or picnic. For stunning panoramic city views, walk to the top of Le Peyrou, a landscaped walkway with a majestic water tower.

What to See and Do in Montpellier<a id="what-to-see-and-do-in-montpellier"></a>

Montpellier offers a fascinating combination of history and natural riches, which make this place the ideal place to enjoy a good holiday. Its impressive views, relaxed atmosphere, and historical curiosities make Montpellier a destination for all tastes. 

Below we tell you a little about the most interesting proposals that Montpellier has in store.

1. Cathedral of Saint Peter<a id="1-cathedral-of-saint-peter"></a>

As already mentioned, exploring St. Peter's Cathedral in Montpellier is a must-stop to get to know the city. Its centuries-old history marvels with sculptures, stained glass, and panoramic views from the magnificent tower.

2. Place de la Comédie<a id="2-place-de-la-comédie"></a>

The Place de la Comédie is an oval-shaped square that impresses whoever visits it. Surrounded by majestic 19th-century buildings, the square comes to life with cafes, boutiques, and street performers. In the center, the Fountain of the Three Graces adds a touch of Greek mythology to the surroundings.

3. Panacée <a id="3-panacée"></a>

La Panacée is the contemporary cultural center of Montpellier. Open since 2003, this wonderful place presents a commitment that seeks to mix art, technology, writing, and modernity, with the ambition of exploring and rethinking the limits between the public and artists.

4. Fabre Museum <a id="4-fabre-museum"></a>

The Fabre Museum captivates whoever visits it. This artistic treasure located in the heart of the city was founded in 1828. The museum houses an extensive collection oscillating from the Middle Ages to contemporary art. Its masterfully designed rooms display works by European artists such as Delacroix, Courbet, and Rubens.

5. Nature <a id="5-nature"></a>

Montpellier offers, in addition to the urban aspect, an experience close to nature. One of the oldest Botanical Gardens in Europe is that of the University of Montpellier, where the plants create an oasis of tranquillity. In addition, Le Peyrou Park offers large green areas and panoramic views, perfect for relaxing and enjoying.

Three Wonders of Montpellier’s Gastronomy<a id="three-wonders-of-montpelliers-gastronomy"></a>

Montpellier cuisine reflects the rich culinary tradition of the Languedoc region and the Mediterranean influence. Below are some distinctive elements of Montpellier cuisine.

1. Tielle Sétoise<a id="1-tielle-sétoise"></a>

Tielle Sétoise is a culinary specialty from Séte, a commune in Montpellier. It is a golden cake with jagged edges, filled with small octopuses mixed with a spicy tomato sauce and lots of seasonings.

2. Fougasse<a id="2-fougasse"></a>

One of the pillars of French cuisine is its baked goods. The Fougasse is the representative of Montpellier’s bakery. This flat dough is cooked with flour, olive oil, olives, and herbs.

3. Cassoulet Languedocie<a id="3-cassoulet-languedocie"></a>

A traditional dish from the Languedoc area. It is a hearty stew made up of white beans, pork, sausages, and occasionally other meats such as lamb or duck. The distinctive element of this plate is its slow cooking and its preparation in a clay pot.

Montpellier Festivals<a id="montpellier-festivals"></a>

Montpellier's events calendar is packed with exciting festivals and cultural celebrations throughout the year. 

The new presentation of the Montpellier Danse Festival arrives in July. This fantastic event lasts 24 days in which experiences are combined in different scenarios. Many free activities, courses, and performances invite you to enter the world of contemporary dance. 

Every autumn, Montpellier becomes the mecca of cinema with Cinemed, a festival that celebrates Mediterranean and World cinema. The best of independent cinema, short films, and documentaries are presented while exploring the diversity of voices in the seventh art. With outdoor screenings and meetings with filmmakers, Cinemed offers a unique cinematographic experience. 

Starting in July, music lovers will be able to enjoy the Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival. This festival that began in 1985 calls for plural enjoyment with many options to explore. The festival's goal is to bring classical music, jazz, electronic music, and many more genres to the public's ears. 

Travelers testimony <a id="travelers-testimony"></a>

Many testimonies from travelers agree that their trip to Montpellier resulted in an authentic and novel experience. The possibility of visiting ancient gardens, witnessing modern artistic manifestation, and exploring the vast cuisine that the local gastronomic scene has in store never ceases to amaze travelers.

Destinations Near Montpellier<a id="destinations-near-montpellier"></a>

Montpellier is an incredible destination for its timeless mix of modern and historic in such an elegant way.

 In addition to this destination, some travelers choose to combine their trip to Montpellier with a visit to Tours, given its proximity. 

There are travel packages to Montpellier for all tastes. At Greca we want to help you put together the ideal trip that provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

How many kilometers apart is Montpellier from the Mediterranean Sea?

Montpellier is just 11 kilometers apart from the Mediterranean Sea.

How to get from Montpellier-Méditerranée airport to Montpellier city center?

There are a variety of means to get downtown from the airport: tram, bus, taxi, private transfer service, and personal vehicle rentals.

Are there cheap accommodation options in Montpellier?

Yes, hostels, private accommodations, and student residences are presented as economic alternatives to enjoy your stay in the city.

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