Just 10 Km inland from the Mediterranean Coast, Montpellier is the fastest growing city in France - a very lively and multicultural centre in the beautiful and sunny Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The central Antigone district is a very chic and modern neighbourhood with stylish neoclassic motifs, but the city is also famous for its Gothic Cathedral of Saint-Pierre, with distinctive conical towers, dating from 1364. As the city is close to the sea, visitors are never far from the beautiful white sandy beaches close by.
From a LGBT point of view, France is a very advanced and welcoming country, so gay & lesbian people are protected by law, including full same-sex marriage provisions. The scene in Montpellier is small, but quite interesting and welcoming.