Why I love Montpellier

Jun 23, 2015


“I studied French in Montpellier, and I would go back in a heartbeat.”

Montpellier truly is a magnificent, beautiful and vibrant city. When it comes to studying a new language, the benefits of travelling to a new city, mixing with the local people and immersing yourself in the culture is obvious to anyone who has experienced this incredible opportunity.

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I was lucky enough to spend many months living in this fantastic city while I was a student. I can’t speak more highly of how much it helped me develop both my language skills, and my confidence in speaking to others and engaging with a new and different culture.

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The fact that students make up almost a third of Montpellier’s population means that there is a natural mix of cultures and languages, as well as genuine, understanding and patient locals who love to meet groups who are learning a new language.

This creates a very welcoming atmosphere for travelling groups, as well as a youthful and vibrant vibe for students to enjoy as they explore the bustling streets.

What still stands out to me when I think of Montpellier, apart from the friendly and welcoming people, is the combination of amazing Mediterranean weather, the lovely historic centre and the gorgeous public gardens throughout the city.

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Plus, with easy public transport links to areas outside the city, there’s lots of opportunities to explore even more of this fascinating region. I can’t stress enough how beautiful this city is, and with so much to see and do students couldn’t ask for better place to learn, listen and have a go at developing their language skills in the greatest classroom there is.