A two-day break:
Two days is perfect for a short visit to Montpellier. A walk into the Place de la Comédie is a must: this large pedestrian square is the focal point of the city centre, and close to the Campanile Montpellier Est Hotel. Have lunch at one of the many outdoor cafés, and enjoy the street entertainment. The second day could be spent exploring the old historic centre, the Ecusson, including spectacular buildings such as the Porte du Peyrou.
A week-long stay:
You will never run out of things to do in Montpellier ! The lively city is a cultural hub, and hours can be spent in the Musée Fabre, which has a vast collection of art work from the 17th to the 20th century. Time should also be dedicated to visiting the Jardin des Plantes, France's oldest botanical garden, inspired by the Orto botanico di Padova (1545) and which contains more than 2,000 plant species. With many students living in Montpellier, the nightlife is vibrant, with many bars and clubs located around place Jean-Jaurès, in the old town of the city.
A family trip:
Young and old alike will enjoy their stay in Montpellier. There are endless attractions for children, including Lunaret Zoo which houses over 300 animals in spacious enclosures, as well as an Amazonian greenhouse. Another fun afternoon can be spent at the modern aquarium, Mare Nostrum. With many students living in Montpellier, the nightlife is vibrant, with many bars and clubs located around place Jean-Jaurès, in the old town of the city.