About Montpellier

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Located in southern France, near the mediterranean coast, Montpellier is a 1000 year old city with many monuments and pleasant places, located 800km from Paris, 400km from Barcelona, 200 km from Marseille, 500 km from Bordeaux. The city accomodates 250 000 inhabitants (400 000 including suburban area).
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A very ancient university tradition
. The university of Montpellier, first founded in 1289, hosts the most ancient faculty of medicine of the western world still in activity, the prestige of which crosses the centuries. Nowadays the three universities of Montpellier (with attached institutes) host a total of ca. 70 000 students in sciences, medicine, laws, humanities… inducing the dynamic life of the city.
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Climate.
Montpellier is usually warm and sunny in July (25–30°C during daytime).
More weather forecast information can be obtained on the Meteo France website (in french) or on the weather channel website (in english).

More information concerning touristic and cultural opportunities may be found on the « Montpellier culture & tourism » page and at the Tourism Office of Montpellier.