Have you ever visited Montpellier? Discover Montpellier by train, a city in the south of France, in the Occitanie region. Crossed by two rivers, Lez and Mosson, and only 11 km from the sea, Montpellier has a unique character. History and tradition blend with an open and avant-garde style. 

Montpellier received the City and Historic-Artistic Country seal for its heritage. Get lost in its medieval alleys while enjoying the city's living history. Something you can't miss. Its city centre is one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe, so you can explore it comfortably on foot. However, without a doubt, you cannot miss its incredible and fun designer trams, created by the famous designer Christian Lacroix.

With its projects, designed by the greatest contemporary architects, Montpellier is a unique model in Europe in terms of its avant-garde urban planning approach. Proof of this are the neighbourhoods of Antigone, Port Marianne and Odysseum.

What to see in Montpellier

You certainly can't miss the following places in Montpellier

  • Place de la Comedie. This is the city's heart. It gets its name from the building of the Ópera Comedie, found on this square. This is also the spot of the famous "Fountain of the Three Graces" built in 1970, quite an icon of the city. 
  • Fabre Museum. This is the city's main art museum. A building that blends ancient and modern architecture and that exhibits European works of art dating back to the Renaissance and also modern pieces. Must-see! 
  • Saint-Pierre Cathedral. Located in the city centre, it is the largest church in the region. It went from a humble chapel in a monastery to the Gothic-style cathedral we know today. 
  • Porte du Peyrou. Montpellier's Arc de Triomphe was built in 1691 and is a true example of the power of the old French monarchies. This monument was built to glorify King Louis XIV of France. From the top, visitors can see incredible views of Montpellier and its surroundings. 
  • Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. Did you know that this is the oldest Faculty of Medicine in the world? Believe it or not, it is. It has an Anatomy Museum, which is classified as a historical monument. 
  • Saint-Clément Aqueduct. With a length of 880 metres, it crosses Les Arceaux neighbourhood. It supplied water from Saint-Clément fountain to the entire city. The aqueduct flowed into a large reservoir from where it was redistributed to the city's fountains and public washing places. 

Travel to Montpellier by train

When you discover a city like Montpellier, you want time to pass slowly, to make the most out of every second, but you need something fast, comfortable and sustainable to get there, like Renfe's Alta Velocidad (high-speed) International trains. Discover our AVE (high-speed) France trains, AVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France, which will take you there in no time, with no traffic jams and with no issues regarding luggage.

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Montpellier - Saint Roch station

Montpellier-Saint-Roch train station is a French station found in the city of Montpellier, in the department of Hérault, region of Occitanie.​