Located only 10 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is known to be a diverse destination, combining sea, famous vineyards, and city attractions - practically everything for a stay filled with pleasure and discovery. The city is ideal both for a short getaway and a longer vacation: those coming for a weekend can spend hours walking along beautiful narrow alleyways and broad boulevards lined with beautiful trees. Walking through Montpellier's historical center is like travelling through 1,000 years in time: the city has kept the reminders of its past intact and proudly protects the symbols of every era.But it's not only history that the city of Montpellier is outstanding for. With an array of chic boutiques, designer wine bars and antique shops, shopping in Monpellier will satisfy even the most demanding consumer tastes. Wine lovers will appreciate an opportunity to take a tour through one of the numerous vineyards, many of which are family establishments dating back several generations. Montpellier even has its own triumphal arch, a copy of the one in Paris! It was designed and built at the end of the 17th century at one of the gates of the city's old ramparts.
A unique atmosphere of a young and dynamic mediterranean metropolis in combination with the ancient spirit of the old town of Montpellier makes the city really unique and a must-visit for those eager to discover more of the "real France".