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 Montpellier, a sunny city full of history in a central location

An international vocation in the heart of southern Europe

  • Ideally located in the centre of the Mediterranean Arc between Milan and Barcelona
  • 6 Sites parts of the UNESCO World Heritage
  • In the heart of the world’s top winegrowing region

A sunny destination between sea and mountains

  • 300 days of sunshine per year
  • Close proximity to the Mediterranean sea
  • Gateway to the natural reserve of the Camargue and the Cévennes hills
  • Close to Cathar Castles and surrounded by medieval towns

 Montpellier, a pleasant and young city with scientific environment

Outstanding quality of life

  • The old part of the city is pedestrian, linked to new districts designed by some of the greatest international contemporary architects
  • A cultural capital of international renown
  • International festivals 

A young Millenium city

  • In the tradition of great European medieval towns
  • A prestigious heritage of art and culture
  • “From Montpellier to the Sea” - EcoCity, a shared urban project under the flag of the Grenelle Environment Forum

A rich medical and scientific environment

  • 250 operational research structures
  • 8 Laboratories of Excellence in Languedoc Roussillon (Labex)
  • The oldest faculty of medicine in the western world still in activity

 


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