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Although buses in Montpellier play second fiddle to trams for trips in and around town, especially since the addition of lines three and four, they reach the places other transport can’t. Montpellier buses link the city to the beaches at Palavas, the opinion-dividing seafront 60s architecture of Grande Motte, and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. Here you’ll find guides on how to take the bus from Montpellier to all these attractions and more.

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 the beautiful village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.