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Send a Parcel to Montpellier, France
You may not know it but the fastest growing city in France for the past 25 years has been Montpellier. It lies on the beautiful south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s virtually unique in being a city that has no Roman foundation to its history. The city sits on the River Lez some 6 miles inland from the Med. Its climate is one of hot dry summers, and mild but damp winters.
The 19th century saw the city develop into an industrial hub. Another major change occurred when the French relinquished control of Algeria as many French settlers from there came to live in Montpellier. Around 530,000 people now live in the city or surrounding area.
It has had a diverse population over the years with many different religions working in harmony, but it has always had strong ties to Spain and today it continues to have a large Spanish population.
The Place de la Comedie is the city’s main square and the place to be seen, it can be found in the historic centre, which unusually has a high number of hotels located in it.
Of note is that the University of Montpellier is one of the Worlds oldest being founded in 1160.
When it comes to sport Montpellier has previously hosted stages of the Tour de France, and is home to the famous Montpellier HSC football team.
The city features a wide range of cultural events all year round and of note is the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, which hosts 150 events based around opera and music.
Sending food to friends or relatives from the region is popular, but ensure to take care when shipping parcels from Montpellier containing food and only ship goods that have a long shelf life and do not need to be temperature controlled. Should you wish to import fresh food or other goods from the region then we would be happy to provide further advice.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Montpellier
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Montpellier:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to France.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to French shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in France when sending through !