Tourism

Located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains, and benefiting from rich historical heritage, Montpellier Métropole is a prime tourist destination.

Strong policy to support tourism as a major driver in the local economy

Montpellier has strong political will to make tourism one of the growth drivers in the local economy.
 
Local authorities have established a Metropolitan Tourism Office, bringing together professionals from the sector and several surrounding territories: Sète, Saint Guilhem le Désert, Le Grau du Roi, Pézenas, and more.
 
The metropolis benefits from world-class infrastructure, such as its Corum Conference Center/Opera house in downtown Montpellier, a Zénith auditorium, and the Arena complex - a modular 14,000-seat facility. A complete service offering was developed to provide personalized assistance to conference and event organizers.
Tourisme - Place de la Comédie

Céline Millet

Mission Manager, Tourism Sector

+33. 4.67.13.49.03

An attractive destination

With its 300 sunny days per year, a pleasant Mediterranean climate, and privileged access to the sea, Montpellier is a metropolitan area with a great lifestyle.

Montpellier : destination attractive

L'arc de Triomphe
A thousand years of history
Visitors roam through a thousand years of history, from the Maguelone cathedral perched on a presqu’isle overlooking the sea and marshland, to the new Montpellier City Hall standing tall by the banks of the Lez River. The best thing to do is meander through the medieval streets of the city’s central Ecussion area, visit the ancient mikve Jewish ritual bathhouse and the Saint-Pierre cathedral adjoining the western world’s oldest still-operating medical school.
Le Musée Fabre
A territory of cultural excellence
The Montpellier Métropole area has always been a land of cultural excellence. Its reputation is the result of ambitious policy based on a rich and diversified offering in all cultural fields. This includes renowned festivals such as Montpellier Danse, Radio France Music Festival, Comédie du Livre book fair, and Cinémed film festival, as well as outstanding facilities such as the Opéra Comédie, Arena, Panacée, Fabre museum... and soon the new “MoCo” international contemporary art center.
Les Estivales
In the heart of one of the world’s largest wine regions
Right in the heart of an immense, historical wine region, the Montpellier territory benefits from a variety of terroirs and a privileged climate that favors quality wine production.
 
Estate tours, tasting, workshops, training, exhibitions, festivities...  Montpellier is committed to working alongside professionals in the wine industry to help you discover all the passion of the area.

World-class facilities for all types of events

Sud de France Arena jouxte le Parc des Expositions.
Sud de France Arena
2,200 m² welcome hall
Up to 14,000 spectators in concert configuration (sitting/standing)
5,000 m² open space for trade fairs and exhibitions
 
Le Parc des expositions de Montpellier est un des grands équipements du territoire.
Parc des Expositions
130,000 m² exhibition space, including 60,000 m² indoor exhibition space, distributed over 10 module halls 
1 conference center
ZENITH SUD
Zénith Sud
1,500 m² welcome hall and 3,000 m² exhibition space
Maximum capacity: 6,000 seats
1,200 people in dinner and gala configuration
Le Corum
Corum / Opéra Berlioz
25 committee  rooms and offices
3 fully-equipped auditoriums
6,000 m² exhibition space with natural lighting
Restaurant space for 1,000 people
24 sub-committee rooms for 50-200 people, and 11 offices
Carré Saint Anne
The Fabre museum
The Fabre museum may be entirely or partially privatized for your events in the Alfieri auditorium, Buren welcome hall, and Vien courtyard. Mare Nostrum Aquarium and Galilée Planetarium also offer an unforgettable setting for your events.
3rd

leading conference city in France

for welcoming international events ICCA 2016 ranking
4 million

overnight stays

43,600 beds in commercial accommodations

A highly diverse offering of accommodations

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has a rich and varied offering of places for you to stay throughout its territory, including charming and chain hotels, contemporary buildings and old homes... from unlisted locations to 5-star accommodations by the sea, in the surrounding countryside or in the heart of the city.
  • 9,414 beds in 93 hotels, including 40 high-end and very high-end establishments
  • Over 6,000 beds in residence hotels and over 2,000 spaces in open-air accommodations

The Conference Bureau is there to help you at every step of your project

The local Conference Bureau is your privileged point of contact. Its main mission is to:
  • Advise organizers and serve as an intermediary for relations with service providers.
  • Study, prepare, and present potential candidates
  • Create and distribute dedicated promotional tools
  • Offer and implement a special “Welcome Pack” for major events
Bureau des Congrès

The Conference Bureau

Marie-Dominique Bellamy-Clauzel

Sales and Marketing Director

+33. 4.27.04.04.42