Rendez-vous at St Pancras International at least 30 mins before your train departs for security and passport checks. You’ll be changing trains for Montpellier in either Paris or Lille.
In Paris, it’s a quick transfer from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de Lyon, direct on RER Line D. In Lille, you just have to head up to the departures hall and change platforms.
You’ll see luggage racks for big suitcases as you enter your carriage, and more above your seat for smaller bags and cases. Toilets are located at the end of every carriage.
Wi-fi and onboard entertainment are free for everyone and there are sockets at every seat for charging your devices.
Food and drinks are available from Café Metropole, our bar buffet.
Your train will arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch, right in the heart of the city. There are no passport checks so you can just step off the train and head straight outside into the action.
There, you’ll find buses, trams and taxis to whisk you to your hotel, as well as rental bikes if you’re travelling light.
With its long, sunny days and laidback charm, Montpellier’s a great place to warm up and wind down. Hit the beach, visit a vineyard, or just sit back and soak up the atmosphere.
May: Festival of Extreme Sports
June: Montpellier Danse
July: Festival de Radio France
July-August: Les Estivales de Montpellier
December: Christmas market