I will always be seduced by this city where I lived for 2 years. I used to study here and I had the greatest time. Montpellier is located in the south of France, it has very hot summers and sweet winters. Snow in winter here is very rare but it has occurred.
The old town, also known as “l’écusson” (the shield) is full of narrow streets that show the historical patrimony of this city and its middle ages roots.
Walking inside l’écusson can really transport you to a middle age time and you can’t miss to visit the impressive Saint Pierre’s Cathedral, the Pin’s tower and the Babote’s tower. Take a look around the plant’s garden (jardin des plantes) which is the oldest botanic garden in France, it was used for medicine students to get to know the herbs used in the fabrication of medicines. And then finish it all visiting the “Arc de Triomphe” and the “Promenade du Peyrou” where you can admire the most beautiful sunsets.
If you have a thing for museums, I highly recommend the Fabre’s museum. It is the main art museum in Montpellier. Not so far from the museum you can visit the “Place de la comédie” also a must if you visit this city.
I don’t know if you heard about invader, a french artist who makes mosaics and there are some of those in Montpellier. Fun fact, the location of the invaders in Montpellier make a big invader. You can check invader’s work over here