Cavalli lab - General Information on the Montpellier area

Pink flamingoes in the Camargue
Our institute is close to the Mediterranean coast
in Southern France. It is close to the Camargue lagoon area. It is a very pleasant area to live, thanks to the beautiful sorroundings its active student's life and its interesting cultural activity.

Place de la Comédie,

Montpellier is the capital and largest city in the region of Languedoc Roussillon. It is both a historic and modern city. Its University of Medicine dates back to 1220 and is one of the oldest in the world. Today it is a major university city with around 60,000 students spread over 11 disciplines. Research institutes, multinationals and start-up businesses are present in 3 key sectors: biomedicine, ICT and agronomy.

It is also an exciting cultural venue, with the international Fabre museum as well as many other museums, a lively international dance and theather scene, a strong classic music and opera activity, hosting the National Orchestra and Opera, and a wide choice of movies in original language and live music running daily in the many bars and pubs across the city and the region. This mix, together with its great wheather gives to this city a unique flavor of round the clock life enjoyment.

Pont du Gard, Roman aquaduct
The region

The Languedoc Roussillon region is a highly diverse region made up of some beautiful countryside, mountains - the Pyrenees to the southwest and the Cevennes to the northwest - and of course its famous vineyards. If you are interested in spending some extra time in the region to visit, and want to know more about activities, natural landmarks, food and wine, take a look at this website.

Dunes, Grand
          Travers beach
The weather

The weather around here is simply great. With 300 sunny days per year, you will really enjoy your freetime outdoor when you have finished with experiments !

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Last update: 06/01/2016