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Montpellier

Located just 11 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea in the heart of the Occitanie region in the South of France, Montpellier is the ideal business destination; a historic effervescent city with attractions that rank amongst the most prestigious world heritage sites. An urban tourist destination, a top-ranking university city, and the seventh-largest city in France with a population of 282,143 and an overall community of 457,839 people, Montpellier Méditerranée Metropole joins Mediterranean lifestyle with all the resources of a major city.

Marie-Dominique Bellamy-Clauzel
Marie-Dominique Bellamy-Clauzel

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Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: France
City: Montpellier

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 186
Number of Rooms: 8946

City Overview

Located just 11 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea in the heart of the Occitanie region in the South of France, Montpellier is the ideal business destination; a historic effervescent city with attractions that rank amongst the most prestigious world heritage sites. An urban tourist destination, a top-ranking university city, and the seventh-largest city in France with a population of 282,143 and an overall community of 457,839 people, Montpellier Méditerranée Metropole joins Mediterranean lifestyle with all the resources of a major city.

CVB Overview

Close to the Mediterranean sea, Montpellier Méditerranée Metropole is the ideal destination for business events. At your disposal to help organise & fund your event, we work with you to establish clear requirements in order to contact the right professionals & give you access to our network of local organisation

Knowledge Hub Overview

Montpellier is a city of medicine and is also at the cutting edge of research activities & digital economy. - 1st French public-sector research intensity location: INRA, CNRS, CIRAD, INSERM, IRD & IRSTEA (National Institute for Statistics) - #1 destination in Europe for its low cost business - 4th best business incubator in the world for start-ups - 71,329 students - 5 clusters: Health/Agronomics/ICT/Environment/Water

Significant Convention Centres

Le Corum, Congress Centre/Berlioz Opera House is a prestigious multi-equipped auditorium complex (2,000, 745 and 318 seats) in the city centre. Sud de France Arena , the second largest multifunction venue in France (7,500 seats in congress) and part of the Exhibition Centre and its 60,000sqm indoor exhibition area. Le Zénith Sud is a modular hall: Most often used as a concert hall, it can also accommodate gala dinners up to 1,200 persons.

Protocol

Depending on the nationality of the delegates and the duration of their stay in France, it may be necessary for them to obtain a visa from their nearest French Consulate before leaving home.

Access

Alongside the Mediterranean Sea in southern France, Montpellier is served by A9&A75 motorways. Only 1h10 from Paris,1h45 from London,1h55 from Amsterdam,Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is 8km from downtown with regular flights to 19 international destinations & daily flights to 7 French destinations.The Montpellier Saint-Roch train station, located near downtown’s central Place de la Comédie is 3h15 from Paris/1h30 from Marseille/2h30 from Barcelona by HST

Accommodation

With about 6,184 hotel bedrooms and 2,462 bedrooms in apartment hotels, Montpellier Méditerranée Metropole offers a large choice between the charms of the pedestrianised historical centre and the dependable comfort of major international chains.

Attractions

Pharmaceutical and scientific industry, vineyards and sea, 20 museums, more than 500 restaurants with two-starred chefs, cooking lessons. VIP venues: Arc de Triomphe, 80 private mansions, seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

DMC's/PCO's

Our partners, DMCs and PCOs are at your disposal to advise you on any event large or small. They are here to help you handle all the logistics for the success of your event.

A warm welcome

Montpellier South of France, 300 shiny days a year - enjoy the Mediterranean way of life with the assets of a major city.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Education
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Steel & metallurgy
Technology