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Places to stay in Montpellier

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Montpellier, you really should try one of the following tried and tested options.   Cheap and cheerful €25 - The home of MontpellierLife contributor and friend Phil Booth has recently been added to airbnb. Centrally located, but on one of the quieter streets near the Comedie you […]

Excellent apartment in l’Écusson, Montpellier is up for rent…

Admittedly we might be a little biased, what with having lived in it for the past couple of years, but this really is a fine apartment. Located in a lively area of l’Écusson, this fully furnished one bedroom flat has bars, restaurants, and everything else Montpellier has to offer on its doorstep.   Inside, which […]

The pros and cons of renting through an agency

Many flats in Montpellier are rented by agencies, such as Century 21, which act as a link between the owner of the property and the tenant. While lots of landlords choose to use an estate agent to manage their apartment there are negative consequences for renters. Here we run through the pros and cons of […]

A quick guide to living in…Gambetta

Gambetta is few peoples’ first choice when looking for accommodation in Montpellier. But if you’re willing to look beyond the buildings’ weathered façades there’s a lot to like about the area. Rent is cheaper than the centre, local shops cost less, and you’re just a few minute walk from the old town. Plus, with the arrival of the third […]

A quick guide to living in…Antigone

Stretching east from the old centre of Montpellier to newer developments by the river, Antigone is a modern, neo-classical development housing many 100s of apartments. At its heart is a long, straight promenade running from the Polygone, a modern shopping centre, to a stretch of river a 10 minute walk from the new town hall […]

A quick guide to living in…l’Écusson

L’Écusson is the name for the old, historic centre of Montpellier. It’s also many peoples first choice when looking for housing and accommodation in Montpellier. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the centre of Montpellier is a maze of narrow, winding streets that open out onto a handful of major arteries slicing through the centre of the city. […]