Montpellier is the 8th town in France by population and the most populated city of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Its inhabitants are called Montpelliérains and their nickname is Clapassièrs or Clapassencs.
Moving along in Montpellier
The Drupal Developer Days are held in the Faculty of Sciences (UM2) at the Montpellier university. To join the conference center you have several means of transport:
Tramway: the tramway line 1 connects the conference center of the Faculty of Science to Montpellier downtown. The last departure from the conference center to the city is 0h30.
Bicycle: a self-service bike service, Vélomagg is available 24h / 24 and 7j/7. It is possible to obtain a temporary access code valid for 7 days in order to use the bikes all over the network in the town, at a cost of 0.5 € / h. Note that a deposit of 150 € (debit authorization) is required to obtain the access code. This deposit is only charged if a borrowed bike is not returned.
All information to move along Montpellier are accessible from the site www.tam-voyages.com , which also describes the conditions of use of self-service bicycles.
Montpellier, an historic city, is a town that likes to get discovered through its historical monuments, old districts, fountains and parks. It is a city that invites you to walk and explore.
Montpellier visits are organized by the Tourist Office. We can note that the tour of "Historic Center of Montpellier" in 2 hours is available in English and takes place every Saturday at 15h00.
Eating in Montpellier
Montpellier offer numerous specialties, a large majority of them are seafood. You will find in the historical center typical restaurants that will brighten up your taste buds.
We can suggest few restaurants that will delight you each with their specificities. These restaurants are all located close to the historical center of Montpellier.
Restaurant Le Grillardin
Restaurant Fairview coffee
Restaurant Le Georges Caf
Restaurant Burger et blanquette (ask for Julien, tell them that you come from the tech conference, you may get free shots).
Restaurant Chez boris
And for those who want to have fun and discover the perfect blend of fine dining and country cooking, Cellier et morel, http://www.celliermorel.com/
If you are looking for a specialty to take home, you can find some sweetmeat as “guimauve de montpellier”, or “la grisette de Montpellier”.