Aeroport De Mediterrannee, Mauguio
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The city of Montpellier was founded in the 10th century on France's south coast on the River Lez, six miles from the Mediterranean Sea. This university city is known as Le mont de la colline, due to its hillside location. Hire a car from Montpellier Airport and explore Montpellier's historical landmarks. Take in the city's central square, the Place de la Comédie, head to the remaining medieval tower of the city's wall, the Tour de la Babotte, see the city's triumphal arch the Porte du Peyrou or visit Montpellier's Musée Fabre, the city's art and architecture Museum.
Montpellier is a shopper's paradise, with a selection of flea markets, smaller shops in the old town's maze of backstreets, local and traditional markets. The Odysseum shopping centre in the city's east side is home to both high street fashion and independent boutiques alike. Pay a visit to Montpellier Parc Zoologique, just two miles north of the city centre and enjoy its wide array of wild residents from all over the globe in this safari style park. Rent a car from Montpellier Airport and enjoy the serenity in the Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses, just over an hour out of town.