The city of Montpellier, France is the capital of the Languedoc-Rousillon region. A smaller city (8th largest in France) with a huge student population. While inland, Montpellier is just a stones throw from the Mediterranean sea and many wonderful beaches.
Chateau d'Eau in Montpellier
The old-city of Montpellier is steeped with history and makes for a wonderful shopping excursion. The old-city is primarily a pedestrian only zone filled with boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Be sure and visit the Place de la Comedie on your visit, Montpellier's main town square.
Rail from Paris to Montpellier departs from Paris Gare Lyon. The trip from Paris to Montpellier last about three and a half hours.
Image: Historic buildings in Montpellier, France
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