Montpellier: a gentle way of life for XXL professional events
A true Mediterranean crossroads, between historical heritage and contemporary facilities, Montpellier has everything you need for the organisation of your next business seminar, with the added bonus of a gentle way of life.
A city of heritage and contemporary treasures, Montpellier is a crossroads with a gentle Mediterranean way of life. Its medieval origins can be found in the narrow streets of the city centre with the Place de la Comédie, the oldest faculty of Western medicine, or the Royal Square of Peyrou. Montpellier is also a modern, young metropolis, open to science, contemporary culture and leisure. Great architects such as Jean Nouvel, François Fontès or Ricardo Bofill have passed through Montpellier and designers such as Garouste, Bonetti and recently Christian Lacroix have also added their touch to the city by creating the décor of its tramways.
A city of medicine, at the cutting edge of research and digital technology, Montpellier offers a level of facilities capable of hosting large-scale national and international events, such as the National Congress of Teaching General Practitioners, the Evolution Congress or International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology. Among its major facilities are le Corum - Palais des congrès - Opéra Berlioz with more than 3,000 seats, the Sud France Arena with 7,500 seats in convention and its 11,000 m2 solar panels, or the South Zenitha 6,000-seat, unusual venue for all your events. All this in a natural setting between the sea (11 km), vineyards and mountains.
Thanks to its airport, located 8 km from the city centre, Montpellier is easily accessible by plane by direct flights: 1h10 from Paris, 1h15 from Basel, 1h45 from London and 1h55 from Amsterdam. The city is also only 3 hours away from Italy and Barcelona if you wish to continue your trip in bleisure ! Montpellier is also served by the A9 and A75 motorways as well as by the TGV, Thalys, Talgo and Eurostar, which offers a connection-free access to the heart of Montpellier from Paris, Marseille, Lyon or Toulouse.
The Accor network in Montpellier
If you wish to organize your next business meeting in the capital of Languedoc Roussillon, the Accor network offers a wide choice of 13 hotels specializing in this type of event. From the most economical (Ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget) to the top-of-the-range with Pullman, via our hotels mid-range market (Novotel and Mercury). Hotels ideally located in the heart of Montpellier or close to the train station and airport for more comfort and simplicity.
Incentive ideas in Montpellier
Thanks to its central location in the region, Montpellier is ideal for discovering many nearby towns: Palavas les flots, the Grande Motte and its magnificent golf course, the Camargue, Nîmes, Arles and Sète. Otherwise, the city also offers many incentive activities of all kinds. You will be able in particular to become a winemaker the time of a day by participating in the creation of a wine, its label and even its product launch strategy if you miss the work too much... Thrill seekers will be able to launch into a abseiling of the famous Pic Saint Loup ! The most fantastic route in the hinterland of Montpellier where you can admire a 360° view from the Pyrenees to the sea and from the Ventoux to the Aigoual, for outdoor teambuilding combining self-improvement and team spirit.