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Learn French in Montpellier: Location

Montpellier, offers a beautiful historic centre with narrow picturesque streets, elegant private mansion dating back to the 16th century, many tree shaded cafes, and also an interesting cultural life.

Thanks to its countless historical treasures, the city is officially called a “Ville d`Art”. Many street musicians and artists as well as a variety of famous festivals contribute to its cultural life. The warm, Mediterranean atmosphere is reflected in the day-to-day life of the town.

Montpellier opens like an amphitheatre towards the Mediterranean with long, sandy beaches and the étangs (lagoons) with huge colonies of wild pink flamingos. Thanks to its excellent location between Provence , the Camargue, the Cervennes mountains and the Pyrenees, Montpellier offers a wide range of excursion opportunities. The interior is fascinating and unspoilt with many gorges, creeks and picturesque villages.

This is also the biggest wine growing area in the world with excellent wines to be discovered and tasted!

The climate in Montpellier is excellent. Summer lasts until the end of October and one can even sit outside in winter to drink a coffee in one of the numerous cafés. The sun shines for more than 300 days per year in Montpellier.

It is popular with CESA students, as a year round course destination.