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Preparing your trip to Montpellier: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Montpellier Porte du Peyrou 1. Public transport of Montpellier is presented with a network of buses and trams. Tickets for both means of transportation cost equally. The cost is about 1.5 Euro. The tickets can be bought in special boxes installed in close vicinity to any public transport stop and directly from a driver. Buses cruise the city till 21.00 meanwhile trams are on the routes till the midnight.
2. Drivers should keep in mind that the city center features a rather heavy traffic and driving through some central areas can turn challenging. Main roads are often jammed. And a free parking place is a real challenge in the city. Car for rent is reasonable for those tourists travelling with family and kids or looking for visiting city suburbs rather often.
3. The most popular means of transportation among local folks and travelers is a bicycle. It can be rented in one of the numerous rental centers Velo Magg scattered all over the city. Tourist information offices will surely offer the travelers a special city map with all the cycling lanes and routes marked.
4. Most hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and filling stations accept international credit cards. Tourists looking to visiting open markets and small shops located far from the city centers should have enough cash by oneself.
5. Most shopping and entertaining centers, public institutions and governmental establishments work from Monday till Friday. Saturday is considered to be a shortened working day. Large shopping centers can operate seven days a week with the working hours considerably extended. Copyright
6. On weekends one should avoid distant tours. The matter is that the public transport runs less frequently than during the week as well as numerous museums and destinations of tourist interest will be closed for weekends.
7. Restaurants and cafés welcome tips. In upscale establishments the cash reward is included into the total sum of the bill. Otherwise one should add up to 10 – 15% to the total sum of the order as cash reward meanwhile in small cafes and restaurants as well as in eateries one can just round up the total of the order to any convenient sum.
It is no coincidence that Montpellier is so popular with family tourists. Most of its attractions and entertainment venues are targeted exactly at families. You can start your tour around … Open
8. The most favorable seasons for visiting Montpellier are considered to be late spring and autumn, however the peak of tourist traffic falls on the middle of the summer. During this period the city offers various festivals and fests attracting many tourists. Travelers planning a summer visit to the city of Montpellier should take care of hotel booking in advance.
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What to visit being in Montpellier - unique sights

Arenes de Nimes

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In the 6th - 7th centuries the ancient arena lost its original meaning. During the Great Migration of Nations it was used as a fortress. The arena retained an important strategic importance until the Middle Ages, by the 18th century it was actually converted into a fortress. Outside the walls of the amphitheater were residential buildings, churches and even markets. All buildings were completely destroyed in 1786, when the first large-scale reconstruction of the theater began. Already by 1853 the amphitheater has been returned to its original appearance. Since the middle of the 19th century the most spectacular and interesting events have been held there. … Read further

Pont du Gard

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
Some of its pillars had to be destroyed so that large vehicles could pass over the bridge. This caused the threat of a complete collapse of the entire aqueduct at some point. Another bridge was built near the historic bridge in the mid-18th century. It began to be used as a transport one. The last major reconstruction of the historical monument was ordered by Napoleon III in the middle of the 19th century. The bridge has long been closed to vehicles. But it continues to be open to pedestrians. … Read further

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Travelling to Montpellier - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Montpellier. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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