What you should know before hiring a car in Montpellier
Montpellier city centre
Car hires in Montpellier: practical information
Where to rent a car in Montpellier
Is the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France calling your name? Are you looking for a destination that is quintessentially French? Then get on it and start booking your tickets from London to Montpellier. From there the travel planning is simple. Grab a cheap car hire Montpellier airport and you're all set for discovering this enchanting region at your own speed and by your own rules. Montpellier Méditerranée Airport has a number of car rental companies to choose from: ADA, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt and National/Citer.
If you're looking for a car hire Montpellier train station instead, check out Europcar and Sixt, both located outside the station at the Batiment Loueurs Parking des Gares. As for other rent cars in Montpellier city, ADA has a location on Avenue Georges Clemenceau, Hertz on Avenue du President and Sixt on Rue de L'Abrivado.
Driving in Montpellier: parking and other tips
Montpellier is considerably compact, making it easy to explore the city centre on foot. There are several car parks in the centre and it's recommended to park your cheap rent a car in Montpellier for the day and walk the rest of the time. A lot of the centre is car-free too. For free parking located centrally, try to Polygone Shopping Centre. Another option is to park at a tram station like Odysseum and take public transportation in.
It's a good idea to book hotels in Montpellier with parking, it'll certainly make your trip a lot easier knowing you have a secure place to park your affordable car hire in Montpellier overnight. Find all available hotels in Montpellier with parking by launching a search on liligo.com!
Road trips from Montpellier: what to do, what to see
Sète is about 40 minutes away by car and is a lovely little spot in this part of southern France. It's a busy port town but the views are nice and the beaches (all 12km of them) liberal. You could easily tack on a few days here during your trip to Montpellier. Around Sète don't miss the Abbaye de Valmagne and the Villa Gallo-Romaine des Prés Bas.
Beziers is an hour's drive away from Montpellier and was a major staging point during the famous Crusades. This small city is a historical one so bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring the 13th century cathedral and Beziers Old Town. The Canal du Midi is also gorgeous, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that passes through the city centre.
Further down the cost is Perpignan, close to the Pyrenees mountains. Highlights in the city include the cathedral of Saint Jean and the 13th century castle. With a cheap rent car from Montpellier you're free to drive up into the mountains and spend a day hiking as well, a nice addition to any holiday in Montpellier.