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A Brief History and Geography of Montpellier

Montpellier tourism officials describe the city as a thousand years young. Though that might sound a bit absurd, it’s a rather accurate description. The city has been inhabited since Roman times, but even its ancient medical school remains filled today with 20-something students. The city’s past and future are constantly at war. The ultra-modern Tramway zings past buildings dating back centuries.

The city’s geography is challenging. It is filled with steep hills, and it can be trying on the hamstrings. It is, however, refreshingly filled with handicapped-accessible ramps for such a rugged land and was actually named one of France’s most accessible cities for the wheelchair-bound.

Last updated October 23, 2010
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