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why go to Montpellier


A bustling and lively city, home to thousands of students. If you're looking for a smaller French city in the south of France, with many restaurants, cafes and shops, with the beach only a 20 minute drive away, Montpellier's the answer. It's not Paris, by any means - by that we mean much smaller, and much more manageable. It's perfect for a 3-4 day break, but beyond that, if you are visiting with kids, you'll probably want to rent a car and head for the beach or explore the surrounding countryside and coastal towns.

The Beach

If you are not familiar with the Montpellier area and are looking for a family friendly seaside resort near Montpellier, look no further than Palavas Les Flots. Apparently some of the area beach areas can be downright ugly (Carnon plage - avoid, avoid, avoid we were advised) to full of tourists (La Grande Motte).

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