A little bit of history with your holiday
Montpellier's settlement doesn't date back as far as some other French cities, which sets it apart from its southern counterparts. Nevertheless, there is still plenty of history to be found. With no Roman influence, you can explore the distinctly French style of such notable buildings as the Place Royale du Peyrou, the neo-classical Antigone District and the grand Place de la Comedie.
A number of Montpellier hotels also reflect this distinct history and tradition. The Grand Hotel Du Midi is set in the heart of the historic city centre and offers guests easy access to the Place de la Comedie and iconic Three Graces fountain. Even the Best Western draws on the city's history with a beautiful 16th-century building.
Get back to nature in Montpellier
Montpellier has a penchant for the beauty of nature with many attractions that celebrate the flora and fauna of the world. It's home to the oldest botanical gardens in France as well as La Serre Amazonienne. This Amazonian greenhouse adjoins the Parc Zoologique, which is one of the largest zoos in France.
If a celebration of nature is what you seek, you may want to consider a stay in a traditional B&B. There are many scatted throughout the city that offer the serenity of beautiful surrounds and lovely landscaped gardens. Friendly, personalised service is the norm along with charming accommodations and rates to suit all pockets.
A trip for the young at heart
The city is home to the University of Montpellier, which, in addition to being one of the oldest universities in the world, accounts for nearly a third of the city's population. With so many students calling Montpellier home, it is no wonder that this city offers up a youthful vibe and dynamic nightlife.
A stay in one of the many hotels in the city centre will put you within close proximity to a number of bars. Or, if you're looking for a nightcap closer to home, the Pullman Montpellier Centre, Domain de Verchant and Courtyard by Marriott Montpellier all offer on-site lounges.