Montpellier Travel Guide

Geography

The city is situated on hilly ground inland from the Mediterranean coast on the River Lez. The name of the city, which was originally Monspessulanus, is said to have stood for mont pelé (the naked hill, because the vegetation was poor), or le mont de la colline (the mount of the hill)

Montpellier is located from Marseille, from Toulouse. It is at a distance of from the capital of France, Paris.

Montpellier's highest point is the Place du Peyrou, at an altitude of . The city is built on two hills, Montpellier and Montpelliéret, thus some of its streets have great differences of altitude. Some of its streets are also very narrow and old, which gives it a more intimate feel.

Climate

Montpellier has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa), with mild, damp winters, and very warm, rather dry summers. The monthly mean ranges from in January to in July. Precipitation is around, and is greatest in fall and winter, but not absent in summer, either. Extreme temperatures have ranged from recorded on February 5, 1963 and up to on July 17, 1990.

source: Wikipedia

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