Practical information

Last update: 10 April 2015

Local transportation

You can find maps and information at the Montpellier Tourist Office located at the Place de la Comédie, 500m from Corum, and open 7 days a week (phone: 04 67 60 60 60) or at the Corum information desk (level 1). Montpellier offers a comprehensive network of buses and trams, available from 5 am to 1 am.

  Information on Montpellier local transports (TAM).

Tramway & buses
 You can buy tickets at the ticket dispensers available at each tramway station. To buy passes, go to TAM office, next to railway station. Fares are:

  •  One-way fare: 1.50€
  •  1-day pass: 4.00€
  •  7-days: 15,60€
  • 10 ride pass: 10€

The tramway “ligne 1”, decorated in blue with white swallows, connects the northern part of the city with the Odysseum terminal on the southeast side. The “ligne 2”, decorated in a flower-power theme, goes from east to west. The colorful “ligne 3”, designed by the famous fashion designer Christian Lacroix, goes from west to east, arriving near the seaside at perols. From there, you can rent a bike or take a short walk (around 20 minutes) to get to the beach. The golden “ligne 4”, also designed by Christian Lacroix, serves only downtown. Some 30 bus lines are connected to the tramway lines to offer a comprehensive network that will transport you around Montpellier.

Vélomagg bicycle service 
 The Vélomagg' service offers bicycles just the way you want them: available and inexpensive. For your riding pleasure, 50 automatic bike stations with over 2,000 bicycles are available in Montpellier and Agglomération area. Service is open 24/7. All you need is personal identification and you can rent a bicycle to ride the streets of the city and outlying area. You can buy tickets at the Esplanade bike station (next to Montpellier Tourist Office)

Taxis 
Also available upon call, or at the railway station, or the Comedie station.

  • Tram Taxi: 04 67 58 10 10
  • Blue Taxi: 04 67 03 20 00
  • Radio du Midi Taxi: 04 67 10 00 00
  • Languedoc Taxi: 04 67 10 03 04
  • 2000 Taxi: 04 67 04 00 60

Banking and credits cards

 Banks are generally open from 9:00 to 16:30 with a break at lunch time, from Monday to Friday. Cash machines can be found almost everywhere, even in the Corum conference center at level 0.

Shopping

Most shops are open from 9 or 10 am until 7 pm. On Sunday, shops are closed.

Restaurants

A large variety of restaurants and cafés are scattered throughout Montpellier, especially downtown, walking from the Corum. Some of them are opened late at night. Prices for a menu usually start from 12 € at lunch and 18€ for dinner.
More information on the tourist office website

Emergency numbers

  • 15: Emergency ambulance service
  • 17: Police
  • 18: Fire Brigade

Insurance

French health care does not cover visitors to France. Please ensure that you have an adequate insurance coverage in the event of illness or accident. The organizing committee is not liable for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to the participants.

Last update: 10 April 2015

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