I love going to Montpellier. It is a real treat. The place is alive with amazing energy and is a real tonic to the lazy days spent in a Southern France village. With fine museums, a charming old centre, modern tramway network and booming hi-tech business sector with extraordinary modern buildings; you really get the feeling that Montpellier is the place to be Languedoc. The best time to come to Montpellier is during one of its excellent festivals such as the Montpellier Danse festival. It even has a Mediterranean beach! (see our article on Montpellier tour guide for more details).