School trips to Montpellier are ideal for groups preparing for their exams as they offer students the chance to totally immerse themselves in French!

Elegant Montpellier is one of France’s most renowned university towns – nearly a third of the population are students. And it’s this young population, combined with historic architecture that gives Montpellier its unique atmosphere and makes it a great choice for French school trips.

Whatever your reason for visiting, we’ll tailor-make your school trip to Montpellier to ensure that it suits your curriculum and specific learning requirements.

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Why visit Montpellier?

Get your students talking

Montpellier is one of the most popular choices for French language study tours, partly because our partner language school there is fantastic and partly due to the suitability of the city for school trips.

The laidback, welcoming nature of the Montpelliérains means your students will have plenty of opportunities to practise their French skills with native speakers on an everyday basis, leaving them feeling more confident and with a greater enthusiasm for all things French!

The language school organise a great programme of cultural activities designed to you’re your students explore the French culture through their language skills. One example of this is a visit to a local market. As well as learning about French cuisine and the important cultural tradition of visiting local markets, this will provide your students with an excellent opportunity to practise their French with the stallholders.

Another activity arranged by our partner language school in Montpellier is Photomania – a photo challenge. Students will be set a series of photo challenges that will take them around the city, requiring them to speak to locals in French as they go!

Rich history and culture

Montpellier was founded in the Early Middle Ages and it became an important trading post for the Mediterranean region.

The city has always been a centre for education and the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest in the world, having been founded in the 13 th century - alumni include Petrarch and Nostradamus.

A youthful, exciting city

Despite its history, Montpellier is actually a really youthful city, as around a third of the population are students. And this promotes a vibrant atmosphere, with plenty of life, which your students will appreciate.

There’s plenty to see and do in and around Montpellier, whether you want to relax on one of the nearby beaches, visit one of the vibrant markets or take a trip out to one of the other historic cities nearby, such as Avignon or Nîmes.

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Case Studies


Charters School's Language Study Tour to Montpellier

Find out what happened on Charters School's recent French school trip to Montpellier.

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Kimbolton School's Trip to Montpellier

Kimbolton School's Trip to Montpellier

Find out what happened on Kimbolton School's French school trip to Montpellier!

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Activities for Montpellier

French market in Montpellier

French market in Montpellier

Give your students the opportunity to practise their spoken French in one of the many markets of Montpellier whilst also… Read More

Guided walking tour of Montpellier

Walking tour of Montpellier

Led by one of the many knowledgeable guides from the tourist office, this guided tour of Montpellierallows students to orientate… Read More

Excursion to Avignon & the Pont du Gard

Avignon & the Pont du Gard

Explore the historic city of Avignon with a full-day excursion from Montpellier by coach. Your tour will include the main… Read More

Excursion to the beach

Excursion to the beach

The coastline around Montpellier offers gently sloping beaches and a temperate climate with fishing villages, resorts and lagoons in beautiful… Read More



A delightful city and rich in Roman history, Nimes is home to a well preserved and elegant temple,La Maison Carrée,… Read More



This leisure park is located on the outskirts of Montpellier and offers a variety of amusements for students including; shopping,… Read More

Paper Chase

Paper Chase

This exciting activity is run by the language school and is designed to get your students to explore Montpellier and use their French to speak with locals.… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

We would recommend spending around 5-6 days in Montpellier on your school trip, especially if your students will be attending French lessons at our partner language school.

Montpellier is a fantastic destination for a school trip at any time of the year!

Montpellier's efficient tram system is the quickest and easiest way to get around the city.

We would highly recommend an excursion to nearby Nimes and its impressive Roman amphitheatre.

There are lots of free things to do in Montpellier. For example, you could spend some time exploring the old town or visiting Montpellier Zoo. And if your group has an interest in art, you might like to visit Le Pavillon Populaire photography museum or Le Carre Sainte Anne which hosts modern art exhibitions.

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