Sunny, beautiful and delightful: Montpellier is simply one of the loveliest cities in France! It’s easy to fall in love with the historic centre Écusson and the maze of old alleyways and narrow streets, packed with elegant town houses, trendy stores and restaurants. This city in the south of France is an authentic university town with live music on almost every corner and patios that are packed until late at night.
Only the tram has access to the city centre; the historic core of Montpellier is completely free of cars so visitors can peacefully stroll around. The lively heart of the city is Place de la Comédie, a large square that exudes 19th-century glamour and a monumental fountain across from the opera. But the best spots for a drink are found in the fascinating maze of old streets and squares in Écusson.