The 2024 LUCI AGM is taking place in Montpellier, a city in the southern part of France, 10km inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located about 750 km south from Paris, the capital of France.
- The Euro is France’s official currency.
- The time zone is Central European Summer Time.
- Visas may be needed by non-EEA citizens; please check with your local French Embassy.
To be determined/confirmed
- LUCI members, speakers, Montpellier/LUCI guests: free participation
- Non-LUCI members: €400 (participation for costs of conferences, meals, and site visits)
How to get to Montpellier
By plane ✈️
In order to get to Montpellier, we recommend flying to Montpellier Méditerranée Airport. This is the most convenient option of aerial transport from most destinations – 1h10 from Paris, 1h45 from London and 1h55 from Amsterdam. The airport is located around 8 kilometres from the city centre.
We then recommend taking the Airport shuttle line 620 to Montpellier, which will take around 25 minutes to the city center. You will arrive at the stop Place de l’Europe, where you can find tramway lines 1, 2 and 4. The ticket price is 1.60 EUR single-way.
More information here.
By train 🚅
France’s 7th largest city is 11km from the Mediterranean, about 3 hours by TGV from Barcelona, and 3,5 hours from Italy.
Other train routes are the following: Montpellier – Paris: 3h15 / Montpellier – Lille: 4h45 / Montpellier – Lyon: 1h35 / Montpellier – Brussels: 5h08 / Montpellier – Marseille: 1h30 / / Montpellier – Barcelona: 2h30
Montpellier has two train stations:
- Gare Montpellier Saint-Roch:
Located in the heart of the city, Montpellier Saint-Roch is located 200 metres from Place de la Comédie.
- Gare Montpellier Sud de France:
This TGV station is located outside the city. Connecting Montpellier Sud de France and the city center takes about forty minutes.
Shuttle TaM and Bus line 606 connect Montpellier Sud de France to the stop “Place de France,” where you can take Tramway line 1 or Bus line 9 to the city center.
Montpellier has two train stations: Gare Montpellier Saint-Roch, located in the heart of the city, 200 metres from Place de la Comédie and Gare Montpellier Sud de France, a TGV station outside the city.
France’s 7th largest city is 11km from the Mediterranean, about 3 hours by TGV from Barcelona, 4 hours by road from Italy, 3.5 hours by TGV. Other train routes are the following:
- Montpellier – Paris : 3h15 / Montpellier – Lille : 4h45 / Montpellier – Bruxelles : 5h08
- Montpellier – Marseille : 1h30 / Montpellier – Lyon : 1h35 / Montpellier – Toulouse : 2h10
- Montpellier – Nice : 4h10 / Montpellier – Barcelone : 2h30
Access to the Montpellier Sud de France train station :
- by bus: Shuttle TaM located at the stop “Place de France”. Access to the bus shuttle with Tramway line 1 or Bus line 9.
- by Airport shuttle and line 606 from the transportation company”Hérault Transport”
Please note: reaching the Gare Sud de France from the Place de France tram stop takes about ten minutes. Connecting Montpellier Sud de France and the city center takes about forty minutes.
Public Transports in Montpellier 🚎
Public transportation in Montpellier, managed by TaM, offers 4 tram lines, 41 bus lines, and 57 self-service Vélomagg bike stations.
As of December 21, 2023, Montpellier offers free public transportation for Metropolitan inhabitants. Other passengers must buy tickets for traveling.