Hiring a car from Montpellier airport
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60-second guide to Montpellier airport
in its own head
"Montpellier has a vast student population thanks to its excellent university. Well educated, upwardly mobile professionals from all over France and further afield are attracted to the city thanks to its dynamic businesses"
but more realistically
There’s certainly no lack of bright young things in Montpellier, but with three, large, well-established universities there, that’s not surprising. However, aside from the intellect, the city is also rich in culture, historical places of interest and visitors are drawn there to explore these sights, along with the fantastic shopping, beaches and cuisine.
Montpellier is the fastest growing city of the Languedoc region but the young population ensures the city remains energetic and inviting, laid-back and fun.
The locals really value outsiders who make the effort to speak their language so dust off your GCSE French and practice those 'bonjours’ and 'mercis’. Chances are, they’ll know instantly that you have no idea what you’re doing, but that can be endearing and they’ll be more inclined to speak English to reward you for trying.
The city’s location on the south coast means it benefits from warm, sunny weather almost all year round. With over 300 days of sunshine, it’s the perfect place to over-indulge in ice-cream.
the local speciality
French gastronomy is world renowned and in Montpellier, they take their cuisine personally. The best way to sample the local fare is to try a little of everything and there’s nowhere better to do that than the Playhouse. This unique restaurant on Louis Blanc Boulevard will serve you any combination of dishes in small glass dishes, making even the most reserved diner feel like a kid in a sweet shop.
The star of this city is the city itself, which is why you’ll find towns, streets and avenues named after it across four different continents.
did you know?
France is only one hour ahead of the UK. Get an early morning flight and arrive in time for freshly baked croissants. Yum.
"Take one part sun-drenched Mediterranean coast, one part medieval treasure, and one part youth culture and you've got - voila! - Montpellier, the alluring capital of France's Languedoc-Roussillon region." - Lonely Planet
Montpellier airport Q&A
Where are the car hire desks?
You’ll find all the car hire desks in the arrivals hall. Pick up the keys, and your car will be waiting for you just outside in the P1 car park.
What should I buy at duty free?
The Boutique Duty Free store in the departures lounge stocks some of the local wines which Montpellier produces and prides itself on. Pick up a bottle or two to take home.
Are there any cashpoints?
Cash machines are available in the arrivals hall next to the information desk.
Where's the best place to eat?
There is a snack bar and newsagents in the airport, but why not pick up some fresh foods from Montpellier which is a few miles from the airport, to take with you.
The secret tip
When you collect your hire car, pop to the tourist information desk and pick up a map and then go straight to the beach. It’s less than five miles away and a quick stop there while you plan where you want to drive to first is a great way to start your holiday.
Montpellier airport the gateway to...
Distance: 7 miles
From the airport you can head straight to anywhere along the Mediterranean coast, but no trip to this region of France would be complete without some time in Montpellier. Sip coffee in the Place de la Comedie, browse among the chic stores and boutiques on the Rue de la Loge and eat your fill in any of the quality restaurants and cafes.
Distance: 36 miles
Officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this small mediaeval hamlet in the Hérault Gorges has been preserved since the 12th Century. Take a walk among the houses of its 250 inhabitants and cool your feet in the river. This is a place for relaxing.
Distance: 33 miles
This historical town is located on the coast and within the regions Parc Naturel. Here, you’ll find open plains and marshes populated by flamingos. There’s also plenty of bull and horse breeding ranches, many of which will let you hire a horse to explore the areas your hire car can’t reach.