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Location, Climate:
Montpellier is the capital of the French region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Its location on the south coast gives it a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It is highly-recommended to make hotel reservations in Montpellier between June and August when the weather is pleasant. The rainiest month in Montpellier is October so consider the weather to book discount hotels during that month if you plan to go out a lot. Find the best discount hotel deals online.

Brief History:
The Maguelonne was the main settlement in the region during the Middle Ages, but the settlement moved further inland (where Montpellier now stand) due to the attack of the pirates. The city was first mentioned in 985, but it gained recognition during the 12th century as a leading trade center in the Mediterranean world.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Probably the biggest music festival in the region is the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier in July. There are more than 100 music events held during this summer shebang including classical music, jazz, opera, films, concerts and talks. Start your sightseeing in Montpellier by heading to Place de la Comedie where you can find many wonderful attractions such as the Three Graces Fountain, Opera Comedie, Esplanade de Charles de Gaulle and the Citadel.

Transportation:
The city center is compact and almost everything can be easily reached on foot. Riding a bicycle is very popular in Montpellier because of its excellent bike paths and bike rental machines. If you want to explore further, it is best to ride the bus or the tram.

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