Things to do in Montpellier

New to Montpellier? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Montpellier

If you're in Montpellier to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Montpellier Zoological Park

⭐️ 4.1 (11472)

Place de la Comédie

⭐️ 4.5 (10819)

Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle

⭐️ 4.3 (8666)

Planet Ocean World

⭐️ 4.3 (7874)

Jardin des plantes de Montpellier

⭐️ 4.4 (6034)

Arc de Triomphe

⭐️ 4.5 (5901)

Promenade du Peyrou

⭐️ 4.6 (4062)

Musée Fabre

⭐️ 4.5 (3112)

Montpellier Cathedral

⭐️ 4.5 (2355)

Aqueduc Saint-Clément

⭐️ 4.5 (1160)

Pavillon Populaire

⭐️ 4.6 (874)

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Montpellier

These are curated, high quality experiences in Montpellier hosted by locals!

Oyster and wine tour

Legendary Montpellier, storytelling tour

Pic Saint Loup winetour

Pic Saint Loup Wine Tour

Sea fishing on a boat

Aresquiers beach by boat

Getaway at sea

Squid fishing in the sea

Walk and discovery in a horse-drawn carriage.

Wine and olive tour

End your night in some of the best bars in Montpellier

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Montpellier, curated exclusively for you.

Fitzpatrick's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.3 (1723)

Price Range: $$

Les BerThoM Montpellier

⭐️ 4.5 (1494)

Price Range: $$

The Shakespeare

⭐️ 4.5 (981)

Price Range: $$

Le Tord Boyaux

⭐️ 4.6 (856)

Price Range: $

Le Parfum

⭐️ 4.5 (812)

Price Range: $$$

Meltdown Montpellier

⭐️ 4.5 (760)

Price Range: $$

Le Rebuffy

⭐️ 4.5 (666)

Price Range: $$

Casa Cubana Montpellier

⭐️ 4.4 (619)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4 (567)

Price Range: $$

Rhum Runner

⭐️ 4.6 (454)

Price Range: $$

Kraken bar

⭐️ 4.6 (250)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Montpellier

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Montpellier you've come to the right place.

Domaine de Biar

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Hotel d'Aragon

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Boutique Hotel Maiso...

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Hôtel Ulysse Montpel...

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Hotel des Arceaux

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Check out these bookable attractions in Montpellier

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Montpellier.

Haunted Places and Ghost Stories Game

Self-guided City Trail Game

Château de Flaugergues Gardens Tour

Château de Flaugergues Tour and Wine Tasting

Mission Impossible Escape Room

Montpellier City Card

Saw Escape Room

Nature Bike Riding Tour in Montpellier

Pic Saint-Loup Wine Tasting Tour

Ghost Hunt City Game

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Montpellier?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le Petit Jardin Montpellier

⭐️ 4.5 (1301)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 3.8 (667)

Price Range: $$$

La Diligence

⭐️ 4.5 (552)

Price Range: $$$

Pastis Restaurant

⭐️ 4.8 (406)

Price Range: $$$

La Maison de la Lozère

⭐️ 4.4 (342)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the La Promenade du Peyrou and Park Montcalm: These attractive parks provide exceptional views of the city as well as impressive and ornate architecture.
  2. Visit the Botanical Garden of Montpellier: This amazing outdoor area contains a wealth of plant species, making it a great spot for botanists, nature buffs, and anyone else.
  3. Enjoy the beaches and waterfront of Carnon: The beautiful surrounding landscape and fine-sanded beaches provide an unforgettable experience and the perfect place to unwind.

The best time to visit Montpellier is during the summer months, from May to August. To escape the heat, the mild weather of April or September is ideal. You'll find plenty of attractions as well as numerous outdoor activities and events in this vibrant city during this season.

Montpellier is an ideal destination for a short but memorable trip. While a two-day stay would suffice to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the city, a four-day stay would give visitors more time to explore the stunning architecture, sample the local cuisine, immerse themselves in the nightlife, and visit the nearby beaches. Additionally, if visitors plan their stay wisely, they can fit in a day trip out of town for a greater flavor of the region beyond the city borders.

Montpellier offers a variety of transport options for visitors. A great option for local transportation is the Metrobus network, which boasts several high-frequency buses operating between the city centre and the surrounding suburbs. Travellers can also take advantage of the high-speed, affordable tram service which runs from the centre all the way out to the beach. Bike rentals are popular too, with several dedicated cycle paths running through the city for safe and convenient travel.

Montpellier is a great destination for families with kids, offering plenty of engaging activities. Go for a stroll through the Grand Jardin de Plantes, visit the immersive all-weather Aquarium de Montpellier Méditerranée and explore the fascinating Musée Fabre. Kids will love relaxing in the water park Parc Aqualand, getting close to nature at the animal sanctuary Zoo du Lunaret and watching a puppet show at the Théâtre Les Billets de Bois.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Montpellier. To start off we'd have to mention Miō Bar - Gin & Cocktails, Le Tord Boyaux, Casa Cubana Montpellier. Check out our page on the best bars in Montpellier.

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