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.