School trips to Montpellier by Ardmore Educational Travel.
Ardmore Educational Travel is the leading supplier of bespoke school trips to Montpellier. It is one of the most popular destinations from our extensive range of French destinations.
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The ultimate bespoke language trip to Montpellier.
Montpellier is a city near the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Hérault department. It is located in the Occitanie region.
Montpellier isn’t as old as nearby Nîmes, but it does have a rich past dating back to medieval times when it started out as a farm. The settlement soon swelled with the arrival of merchants importing and selling spices. Business boomed and the town grew to become second only to Paris by the late 1200s. A university was founded at this time attracting students from all over Europe.
Visitors tend to start their Montpellier sightseeing on the central expanse of Place de la Comédie, seduced by its café terraces and imposing, the 19th-century opera house. Hotfoot it up the pedestrian-only sweep of Montpellier's rue de la Loge into the ancient, most attractive part of town known as l’Ecusson.
Take some time to wander around the handsome ancient buildings and elegant hôtels particuliers (private mansions) of Montpellier’s historic centre; don’t miss the 14th century Cathédrale de Saint Pierre, the 16th century botanical gardens (le Jardin des Plantes) and the imposing Arc de Triomphe lookalike at the end of rue Foch (see below). The narrow back streets and attractive squares of Montpellier's 'Ecusson' are packed with bistros serving southern French cuisine; Place Candolle and Place de la Chapelle Neuve are perfect for al fresco dining.
School trips to Montpellier: Langauge learning at its very best.
Montpellier does not have a contemporary art museum, but the recently renovated Musée Fabre has a vast collection of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th-century works, including a whole floor devoted to the gorgeous paintings of Pierre Soulages. La Panacée hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary work: be sure to check out its characterful buildings and courtyard.
Montpellier boasts numerous tiny medieval streets, which bear testament to its proud past. Rue de la Valfère, Rue du Bras de Fer, Rue de L’Argenterie are sure to take you back in time and introduce you to a whole new world.
A short bus ride to the north brings you to the Serre Amazonienne, an Amazonian hothouse full of ferns, fig trees and palms, plus tropical fish, flora and fauna, giant spiders and bat caves.
At the other end of Montpellier, Montpellier’s brand new aquarium, Mare Nostrum, is an undersea world of wonder featuring 3,500 exhibits and 300 species of marine life; take tram line number 1 and jump off at Odysseum.
Rue de la Loge is Montpellier’s Oxford Street, stuffed with shops and boutiques selling everything from chewing gum to designer clothes. It runs from the Place de la Comédie to the centre of the old town. Another popular square, particularly for young people, is the Place Jean-Jaurès is roughly halfway down the street.
A school trip to Montpellier is always a great experience and the perfect destination to learn French or improve your language skills.
Arrive in Montpellier by flights and coach
Guided tour of Montpellier
Musee de Fabre visit and Sculpture Workshop
St Guilhem le Desert
Trip to Nimes
Depart Montpellier for the journey home
Prices from £440 per student
Price based on a 4-day trip for 20 students and 2 group leaders, excluding flights. All trips are subject to availability.
AVAILABLE AT THIS DESTINATION
- Cultural Excursions
- School Integration
- Homestay accommodation
- Language Lessons
- Work Experience
- Coach transfer from the school to UK airport. Return flights to Montpellier.
- Private coach for the full duration of the trip once you arrive at the French airport
- Public transport travel card if required
- Stay with local host families in Montpellier
- Hostel/hotel accommodation available with half board or full board options
- Language tuition with qualified French teachers. Lessons can be tailored to the level of the student’s current ability and included chosen topics selected by the group leaders.