About the area:
The capital of the Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier is a bustling metropolis and one of southern France's fastest-growing cities. The city has a handsomely laid-out core, with tree-flanked promenades, broad avenues, and historic monuments. The city offers one of the richest cultural experiences in the Mediterranean area and knows how to charm its visitors with the incomparable art of living.
The reputation of Montpellier’s university, founded in the thirteenth century and most famous for its medical school, is a long-standing one. More than 60,000 students still set the intellectual and cultural tone of the city. In recent years, many high-tech corporations, including IBM, have settled in Montpellier.