Montpelier Airport or Montpelier-Mediterranee Airport as it is also known is in the south of France. It is the 10th busiest airport in France with over 1 million passengers passing through each year. Flights are available with Air France and budget and charter airlines. Many flights are seasonal. If you have car hire at Montpelier Airport, the city is just 7 km and an easy drive.
Montpelier Airport has just one terminal and plenty of facilities for passengers. There is a tourist information office that can provide you with information on what to do and see in the area and a travel agency, in case you need to change your travel plans. An information desk is available, if you have any enquiries at the airport. ATMs are located around the terminal for last minute cash emergencies. There is a nursery and first aid centre should you need them and if you need to work, there is a business centre and Wi-Fi for a fee. If you missed lunch, there are 2 bars and a restaurant. You can have a drink and a snack at France Cafe or Cafe Select or try local specialities and Mediterranean cuisine at La Terrasse du Sud – a restaurant with an outside terrace. If you need to stay near the airport there is a hotel onsite. If you want to shop, there are a few outlets including Relay for books and magazines and Boutique Aelia for your duty free items. Local wines can be bought at Cepages du Sud and Puech Haut.
Montpelier is a city in Languedoc Roussillon in the south west of France. The old centre is worth exploring for Les Jardin de Plantes, a botanical garden and the Cathedral of St Pierre. For a little culture, you can visit the Musee Anatomic or see fine art at the Musee Fabre. Walk along the Esplanade and browse the markets or sit in a cafe and watch the world go by. In the Place de la Comedie, there are shops and bistros to keep you busy and the Avenue Paul de Riquet is the place to be seen. You can visit La Place Royale du Peyrou and the L’ecole de Medicine. Out and about with your car hire in Montpelier you can visit the old town of Beziers and explore the Canal du Midi or head for the port city of Setes or the beaches of Valras.