WATCH: Soak up some sun, wine and culture in France's southern city of Montpellier

2018-11-15 16:30 - Saara Mowlana
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This city nestled in the south of France dates all the way back to Roman times, but has evolved into a home for innovation. 

You'll find plenty of high tech startup companies and a vibrant student community alongside its antique buildings.

This hub of wine, culture and a favourable climate draws a slew of tourists in every year - and the pretty city leaves little to the imagination as to why it's such a beloved destination.

SEE: Quick Guide to France: Say Bonjour to your next escape

Places you should say Bonjour to during your visit include:

    • Place de la Comédie - Montpellier's main square - where you can see the opera house, hitch a ride on a merry go round and check out the Fountain of the Three Graces

    • Porte du Peyrou - this is Montpellier's Arc de Triomph that lets you soak in spectacular views of the city.

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    • Market scene - you can traipse around one of the many bustling markets speckled throughout this lovely French city - like the Marché des Arceaux

    • Museums - soak up some of the culture at one of the many museums located in and around the city - like the Musée Fabre

    • Wine tourism - visit one of the many Châteaus of Montpellier to get a taste - like Château de Flaugergues

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    After a day of sight seeing and wine sipping - head on over to one of the many scenic and relaxing beaches, to kick your feet up and soak up a salty sunset. 

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