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Rockstore – the sweaty king of Montpellier nightlife

Ah, Rockstore, the sweaty king of Montpellier nightlife. It’s a dingy, sticky floored club with expensive drinks and DJs of dubious taste. But I like the place. Where else in Montpellier could you share the dancefloor with a man dressed as Rod Steward – or Tina Turner, it really wasn’t clear – at 3am? Or launch […]

Halloween in Montpellier

Halloween is not nearly as widely celebrated in France as it would be in the US or even the UK, but you will find the odd event if you look hard enough. The French American Center have a party for children and later adults on the 31st itself. And with November 1st being the French national […]

Got a band in Montpellier?

If the answer to this question is yes, DuelsRock need you! Online registration for the knockout competition held at Rockstore from February is now open so why not enter? Our good friends, The Peace ‘n’ Love Cowboys were among the bands that took part last year and we had a great time watching them play for free. […]

Original Version Cinemas in Montpellier

So you want to watch a movie, but don’t want to see it dubbed into French? This may be easier than you think as there are several cinemas in Montpellier that show films in their original version. This can be slightly problematic if the film contains a language other than your own native tongue, but […]

Happy Hours in Montpellier: Your guide to cheaper drinks

For expats shocked at the price of a pint, Happy Hours in Montpellier are a welcome sight. Most bars have them and they aren’t always as short as the title may suggest. This list is by no means exhaustive and may of course be subject to change by any of the participants. You will see […]

A taste of home – British & Irish bars in Montpellier

Having a big expat community and steady ebb and flow of overseas students it’s no surprise that Montpellier has plenty of British and Irish bars. With Guinness on tap and sport on the TV any expat will feel right at home. And while nobody comes to France to live a British or Irish lifestyle, being […]