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Buying a bike in Montpellier – three places to seal a deal

Montpellier is a city made for bikes. The city centre is pedestrianised and even the suburbs are easily reachable by bike. Many expats and locals use the Velomagg rental scheme but if you want your own bike, either new or second hand, there are plenty of options. If you are going to buy, and especially […]

Get trunks, take bus, swim

As temperatures begin pushing 35°C over the summer months in Montpellier the appeal of a refreshing swim increases dramatically. Fortunately, for those willing to brave a bus ride, there are plenty of options, from rivers to the sea. Here you’ll find quick guides to some of the easily accessible beaches and a hidden gem near […]

Beyond Montpellier: Sète, Nîmes & Arles day trips by train

Bored with Montpellier? Really?! Well there’s no shortage of other cities to visit. Paris, Barcelona, Carcassone, and others are great for a weekend away but a bit of a stretch for a day trip. Fortunately there’s plenty on offer closer to home. Here we look at three cities accessible by train from Montpellier in one […]

Tram lines one + two = three days out in Montpellier

Montpellier now has four tram lines, plus plans for a fifth, but until 2012 managed with just two. Fortunately for those of us living in Montpellier before the doubling of capacity lines one and two link the city centre with some excellent days out on the outskirts of town. Here we look at three of […]

A guide to carhire in Montpellier

There are plenty of options for carhire in Montpellier. Most of the major carhire firms have offices at the train station and airport. Also, Montpellier runs its own short-term hire car service, Modulauto. By following this guide it’s easy to hire a car in Montpellier. Train station If you’re already in Montpellier and need to […]