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The capital of the Hérault department in the Occitanie region, Montpellier is the 7th largest city in France, with 306,000 inhabitants, including 70,000 French and international students. Montpellier is a young and vibrant city, pleasant to live in, committed to an ecological and socially responsible transition, offering a variety of activities accessible to many people, and welcoming students from all over the world! In short, it’s a great place to live. 

Average annual temperature : 14°C (summer: 25-30°C, winter 5 to 15°C).

Average daily sunshine rate : 7h22.

Founded in the 10th century, Montpellier became a renowned intellectual centre during the Renaissance period. The School of Medicine, founded in 1220, is the oldest medical school still in activity in the western world.

Close to the Mediterranean Sea (13 km), 4 hours by train from Paris and Barcelona. Surrounded by two rivers: the Lez in the East and the Mosson in the West. Closest mountain: the Pic St-Loup (658 meters high).

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Life in Montpellier