Behind the Montpellier-Sète bid lies the union of six territories in the Hérault region. Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, of course, but also the agglomeration communities of Sète and Agde and the commune communities of Pays de Lunel, Grand Pic-Saint-Loup and Vallée de l’Hérault (around Gignac), totalling 132 communes.
They are all embarking on an adventure that is as exciting as it is unique: a bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2028.
The 3 other finalists are Rouen, Clermont-Ferrand and Bourges.
This bid will encourage the emergence of new routes linking regions and residents. It will breathe new life into the destination’s cultural ambitions.