Montpellier in the South of France is an exhilarating combination of the old and the new. The city is located just a mere 4 miles from the Mediterranean Sea and has a lovely mild climate. Montpellier is still renowned for its medical school, founded in the 13th-century. Personalities like Nostradamus, Rabelais and Petrarch have studied here. Today Montpellier is one of southern France`s fastest-growing urban cities. Students make up about a quarter of the population, creating an energetic atmosphere. There are plenty of historical monuments to explore, easy access to the beaches, and attractions to keep you occupied for days. In recent years, many high-tech corporations have settled in Montpellier.