Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Montpellier, la plus séduisante ville du Sud

Place de la Comédie, Montpellier
Along with Lille, Montpellier has brought many French counselors in the past at CIFC. In 2012, the New York Times ranked it in the 45 top places to visit (and also the only French city in the ranking list). In the past decades, Montpellier was also the fastest growing urban area (like Seattle nowadays in the US) and is now a highlight on the southern coast. 

But what makes Montpellier such a hit in France? Reasons are pretty easy to find once you arrive in the city:
- The warm and sunny weather
- The medieval narrow streets of the historical district
- The cultural hub the city is, with numerous festivals and cultural events

Former staff Marion (2009) said that what she enjoys the most in her hometown are: "the sea and the sun, and the totally car-freed historical neighborhood called l’Ecusson with its many terraces."

Montpellier cultivates a taste for simplicity and pleasure; A bike ride to the nearby seaside, ; a canoe trip along the river, observing the flora of the waterway; promenades along the green network and protected areas, observing on one hand this architecture that so many admire.

One last reason why you should definitely stop by there next time: the city would have the sexiest tram system in Europe according to the New York Time. With several fashion designers who worked on this project like Christian Lacroix, Montpellier certainely has a good looking tram. 
sexiest tram in Europe

inspired by The Telegraph

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