The Rugby Groud Guide


How to get to the city   

Air:         The nearest airport is Montpellier Mediterranee, about 7km south-east of the city.

                Regular shuttle buses link the airport with the city.

                04 67 20 85 00

Rail:       Montpellier's main station, the Gare St-Roch, is in the city centre, a few minutes’ walk from Place de la Comedie terminal.

                Then take tram line 2 or line 6

Road      From the motorway A9 "The Languedoc" Montpellier Exit 31 west, and follow the signs to the stadium

 Bus        Line 6: Stop "Font Covered" Line and "La ronde" off "The Big M"


Tram      Line 2 towards Sabine Saint Jean de Vedas off "Get off at the Sabines stop. (Located 800m from the stadium.

                Shuttle will be available on game days

Parking There are approximately 1000 parking spaces at the stadium




The City of Montpellier : An Introduction

Ina poll a few years ago, Montpellier was voted the city where most French people would like to live. Much of the centre is traffic-free with open spaces, pedestrian streets and lively squares. The large Place de la Comedie has the most central tramstop and is also the location of the Tourist Office.

Montpellier’s brightly painted trams are part of the city’s charm and a major form of transport together with the bicycle. For many locals cycling is the preferred mode of travel.

Montpellier has an international student population, many of whom come to study at the acclaimed medical school; founded in the 12th century. The mix of cultures gives a lively cosmopolitan buzz to the city, and contributes to its positive and friendly atmosphere.

Montpellier was at the height of its economic power in the middle Ages, and today it is once again in the ascendant. The historic and the modern contrast beautifully here; from mansions in the old town to the ultra-contemporary angles og Antigone.

Getting around Montpellier

Purchase a City Pass at the Tourist Office: day 12euros, two-day 18euros, and three-day 22 euros.

Includes public transport and free or reduced entry to attractions.


Tourist Office


place de la Comedie

04 67 60 60 60

09.00-19.30: Mon-Fri

09.30-18.00: Sat

10.00-13.00: 14.00-17.00 Sun


The Place de la Comedie is the main square in Montpellier, and a good spot to meet, eat, and drink and people-watch.

The city centre is easy to get around on foot, with lots of historic sites and architecture to explore.


If you want to stay near the stadium the aparthotel SAS Pak and Suites, or bed and breakfast Clos de l’Herminier are nearby


If you want to stay in the centre of town, the 2-star Hotel de la Comedie is next door to the Place de la Comedie, whilst the art deco 3-star Grand Hotel du Midi and the Hotel Nova are nearby.


If you prefer the chain hotels the Best Western Eurociel and Ibis Montpellier Centre are all within easy reach.


The 4-star Pullman Antigone is a city-centre hotel with a swimming pool.


Le Strasbourg is within easy reach of the station.





Updated August 2014



Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2014

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