Practical information

IMPORTANT! 

Info about the strike in France

A call for strike has been issued by several Air France staff unions as well as the train services. Please check all the detailed information at the following links:

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About Montpellier

Montpellier, capital of the Hérault department, is a city in the South of France, the 7th-largest city of France, and is also the fastest-growing city in the country over the past 25 years. Montpellier is also the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. The city is a centre for cultural events as there are many students. Founded at an important crossroads linking Italy and Spain and characterized by a long tradition of intercultural exchange and human mobility, Montpellier has been a city-source of innovation for 1,000 years.

Transport

Train

Montpellier is served by railway, including TGV highspeed trains. Montpellier's main railway station is Saint-Roch.

Airport

The Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport or Aéroport de Montpellier–Méditerranée (IATA: MPL, ICAO: LFMT), also known as Fréjorgues Airport, is an airport in southern France. It is located 7 km east-southeast of Montpellier in Mauguio, in the Hérault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. It has one terminal.

Getting from the airport to Montpellier and back:

By car:  Accessible via the D66 and the D172. Several car rental companies have counters in the arrivals hall.

By shuttle bus and tram

Bus 120, operated by Hérault Transport, connects the airport with Place de l'Europe (about 2 kilometres east of Place de la Comédie) every hour. The trip takes about 15 minutes and the fare is EUR 1.60 each way. At Place de l'Europe you can transfer to Line 1 of Montpellier's tram system in order to reach other destinations in the city. A combined bus-tram ticket is available for EUR 2.60.

By taxi

Taxis are available at the ranks outside the terminal. The trip to central Montpellier takes about 15 minutes and costs around EUR 20.

City's public transportation

The Transports de l'agglomération de Montpellier (TaM) manages the city's public transportation, including its 56-kilometre (35 mi) tramway network consisting of four lines and several parking facilities. Line 1 runs from Mosson in the west to Odysseum in the east. Line 2 runs from Jacou in the northeast to St. Jean-de-Vedas in the southwest. Line 3 and Line 4 opened in April 2012. Line 3, which is 22.4-kilometre (13.9 mi) long, links Juvignac and Perols with a branch to Lattes and serves 32 stations. Line 4 circles the centre and serves as a connector line between the various arms of tram system. They intersect at Gare St. Roch station, Rives du Lez and Corum.

Montpellier has 29 bus routes covering the whole metropolitan area. Two buses run at night every day: the Rabelais (bus 15) which runs all day during the week, and the Amigo, which runs a circuit connecting destinations in the city centre with the night clubs and dance spots on the outskirts (on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.).

Taxis are another option for getting around Montpellier. Expect to pay between EUR 10 and EUR 15 for a trip within the city centre.

 

Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. The suggested hotels are the following:

Royal Hotel***

Address : 8 Rue de Maguelone, 34000 Montpellier

Contact : :+ 33(0)4 67 92 13 36

Average price/night/person: 87€

More information at http://www.royalhotelmontpellier.com/fr/index.php

 

Hotel Ibis (City center)***

Address : 95, place Vauban Boulevard d'Antigone, 34000 Montpellier

Contact :+ 33(0)4 67 64 06 64

Average price/night/person: 90€

More information at : http://www.accorhotels.com/fr/hotel-1391-ibis-montpelliercentre/index.shtml

 

Hotel de la Comédie **

Address: 1 Rue Baudin, 34000 Montpellier

Contact : :+ 33(0)4 67 58 43 64

Average price/night/person: 74€

More information at : http://www.hotel-montpellier-comedie.com/

The venue

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Climate & Weather  

Montpellier enjoy a typically Mediterranean climate. In Montpellier, temperatures are almost always pleasant and mild. The city boasts one of the highest number of days of sunshine per year in France.

Temperature Average April 2018

High Temp: 18 °C   /    Low Temp: 9 °C     /  Mean Temp: 14 °C
Precipitation: 23.0 mm
Humidity: 68%
Dew Point: 7 °C
Wind: 17 km/h
Visibility: 21 km
 

More information

Intl. access code + 33 + phone number
Banks:  Usually open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (some branches stay open until 6 p.m.)
Electricity: 230 V / 50 Hz