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Australia, Georgia, Switzerland… Where do foreign tourists come from and why do they choose Montpellier?

Australia, Georgia, Switzerland… Where do foreign tourists come from and why do they choose Montpellier?

During this long weekend, Montpellier receives many tourists who come to enjoy the city, the cultural activities and the good weather ahead.

“We read that Montpellier is a very beautiful town.” Nicola and Mark are from Sheffield, England. This weekend they travel to the south of France and make a stop “Three Nights” Here before returning home. “We came to visit the city and go to the beach”, says Nicola. Like them, many tourists also take advantage of the Ascension Bridge.

Mark and Nicola, his wife, come from England. They enjoy the sun and the beach.
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Jamira, she is Georgian. He has come to visit his aunt Cowley who is undergoing medical treatment. She said to herself “surprise” By a city she discovers “Comfortable, quiet and clean”. For her, Montpellier was very different from the cities of Georgia or Russia where she lived. “I like the light color of the streets and the style of the buildings”she said, pointing to the Haussmannian buildings on the Place de la Comédie. “Also, people are very Coldshe adds.

“I didn't like the beach, there were too many people for me”, Dayan regrets. Together with her friend Tamara, they made a long journey here from Australia. In contrast to the Pacific coast, they find their passion for travel in urban tourism. “We visited Grenoble and then we're going to Barcelona.”Tamara says.

Stephen, Wang and their two children came to spend the weekend in Montpellier.
Stephen, Wang and their two children came to spend the weekend in Montpellier.
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Wang and Stephen Clabus are close to the city. They live in Bern, Switzerland. “This is my second time at Montpellier, but the first was thirty years ago.”, Stephen says. This time he came with his wife and two children to make new memories. “It's not always easy to go with children, but it's fun. Then, we go to the beach, especially Grau-du-Roi.”Wang says.

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“I've wanted to come here for years”, promises Christine, who is from Southampton with her husband Jim. They want to visit Nîmes, Arles and Avignon, but fear they won't get there because of the disruption at Saint-Roch station and the lack of trains this weekend. “Anyway, the city is fantastic and the tram network is very good”They appreciate.

Everyone still has the whole weekend.

But above all the French audience

During this long weekend from May 8 to 12, the Montpellier Tourist Office is experiencing a significant influx of visitors. According to Rocio Martin, who works at the establishment's reception desk, “80% of tourists come from other parts of France, 10% from Spain and the rest from other countries including Scotland, the US and Germany.”

Major tourist interests? Montpellier's historic center, guided tours and Fizz (International Extreme Sports Festival). “A lot of people ask us about passing the flame.” As a reminder, this is Monday, May 13.