MONTPELLIER, A 1000 YEAR-OLD LADY
Montpellier, a DYNAMIC 1000 year-old lady Montpellier is blooming with its incomparable charm: historical heritage combined with modern architecture, world-class festivals, unparalleled gastronomy, devotion to fine wines, and much more... along the Mediterranean seaside! Enjoy this bright city in sunshine, so alive with 60,000 students and its colourful terraces full of activities.
Major destination for learning French language, city with many reputations, from medicine to violin making, Montpellier is also an ideal place to stay while discovering the region and its World Heritage sites.
2007, the year for Montpellier... More than ever, the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon will shine brightly in the spotlight ; Reopening of the Fabre Museum (February 4th), opening of an Amazonian greenhouse (June) and a fantastic aquarium (November), Tour de France (July) and rugby World Cup (September)... More than ever, this is absolutely the year to come and discover Montpellier, the city where the sun never sets!
Link: Montpellier, a dynamic city
INVEST IN MONTPELLIER
France's fastest growing city and jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean high-technology sunbelt.
If you are interested in setting up or creating your company here, we provide you with a single point of contact for all the services you need, free of charge and in total confidentiality. When you choose to start your innovative company in the Montpellier area, the Montpellier Agglomration European Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) will stand by your side. Our BIC has one of the best track records in Europe.
If you want to hold a meeting, conference, or symposium, Le Corum is two worlds in one a place where top professional events take place alongside contemporary and classical music.
Take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the area's economy and with the services we provide.
Come and join us. We look forward to making your business work in Montpellier.
Link: Invest in Montpellier
SETE, THE LITTLE VENICE OF LANGUEDOC
Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Thau Lagoon, famous for its oyster beds, Sete, so called "the little Venice of the Languedoc", lays like a pearl and its fishing port, situated in the heart of the city, adds to the traditional atmosphere. The town's local summer festivals are a very important part of its cultural identity : experience its famous 'Fiesta Latina Festival' and come to the 'Feast of St. Louis', also commonly called 'Les joutes de Sete', a nautical jousting tournament, real show of combats in the water.
Link: Sete, the little Venice
BEZIERS AND THE CANAL DU MIDI : GRACE AND BEAUTY
Be seduced by Beziers and the Canal du Midi that, initiated by Riquet in 1666 and built by up to 12,000 men, lives on to this day crossing rivers, tunnelling through hills, irrigated from the mysterious Montagne Noire with grace and beauty. Stretching from Toulouse to the Etang de Thau (close to Ste), its waters glide along 240 kilometers through the heart of Languedoc. It offers a journey out of time, one that many river sailors choose to take on board of comfortable, silent riverboats (rent your 'floating house'! No licence is required).
Link: Beziers and the Canal du midi
BEZIERS AND THE CANAL DU MIDI
A COOL AND FRUITY STROLL AROUND THE VINEYARDS OF THE HERAULT
From Roman times, the land of the Herault, dedicated to the sun like an amphitheatre, has given a dimension of timelessness to its vineyards. Here, rich and varied wines are produced and take the place of honour on the table of the great gourmets. Cool and fruity, the wine of the Languedoc is the symbol of the mediterranean conviviality. Set off towards the cellars of the Coteaux du Languedoc and Vins du Pays d'Oc that offer delightful wines (Faugeres, Minervois, St Chinian, Pic St Loup) : the tasting may take on an allure of a ceremonial gathering or the tone of a friendly get-together..
Links: The vineyards
THE VINEYARDS OF THE HERAULT