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Eco-friendly Montpellier Green Tourism

Green Tourism

Do you want to do your bit for the environment and protect the planet during your holiday? You can in Montpellier Méditerranée! Let’s take a look at eco-friendly tourist services, outdoor activities and unmissable protected scenery.

Responsible tourism isn’t just about being green and close to nature; it’s also, and above all, about knowing how to choose the service providers with whom you’ll be staying, eating, buying souvenirs, consuming products, activities, events and leisure activities. The Montpellier Métropole Tourist Office can help you make the right choices!

Montpellier in slow mo

Take your time in Montpellier...
Take your time in Montpellier...
Prenez le temps à Montpellier...

Green transport is all the rage in Montpellier and the old town is entirely  pedestrian! That means you can soak up the city by tram, bike or on foot.

Guided walking tours

Explore the old town and uncover its history, street art, manors and must-see sites… without a single carbon emission! Book your tour.

Nature in the city

The city is jam-packed with nature! With over 150 parks, the River Lez running through the city’s Port Marianne district, a botanical garden, zoo and Lunaret nature reserve, Montpellier is a city that can call itself green. Let’s not forget the surrounding towns and villages whose natural and cultural heritage is closely bound to the city.

Natural landscapes and nature reserves

Reconnect with nature amongst the vineyards, heaths, salt marshes, seasides and great outdoors.

Fancy a breath of sea air? The coast is only a dozen kilometres away with a seaside worthy of the best French resorts.

The OrMéjean and Arnel lagoons are home to an incredible array of flora and fauna that you can spot on the footpaths at the Nature House in Lattes. The protected Villeneuve-les-Maguelone saltworks are both a historical and natural landmark where birds come to breed and feed. Look out for sterns, seagulls, wading birds and flamingos.

Explore Montpellier by bike

What could be better than a bike ride to get to the sea, have fun and take care of the environment? Set off from Port Marianne on a lovely 11km ride to the sea in Palavas on the idyllic bike path along the Lez… Find out more

Montpellier Tourist Office is approved as bike-friendly by accueil vélo! You can count on premium hospitality and services with repair kits and stand, e-bike charger plus a tool station so you can repair your bike yourself.

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