Photographer's Note

December 21st, 2011
Montpellier 340172 34000
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.600 3.883 25 m


Head full of bubbles, Montpellier

One view.
Another view.

After the champagne, back to reality.

During the christmas market in the the district Odysseum of Montpelier.

Montpellier is a french commune, and the chief town of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 244 300 (in 2005), Montpelliérains and Montpelliéraines en 1999, distributed on 57 km², is 3 963 hab/km².

It is on 985, in a donation of the county of Melgueil, which for the first time the name of Montpellier appears.

In 2015, according to the projections established by INSEE, the urban surface of Montpellier should count more than 600.000 inhabitants.
The urban surface gathers all the communes, of which at least 40% of the active people in Montpellier, that is to say 74 communes.

The Languedoc-Roussillon area comprises five departments: the Aude, Gard, Herault, Lozere and Pyrénées-Orientales. It has as a Montpellier chief town, which is also chief town of Herault. The area knows the strongest demographic growth of France, and could count to 3 100 000 inhabitants in 2030, that is to say a rise of 34% compared to 2000.

The climate of Montpellier is a Mediterranean climate.
Contrary to a spread idea, it does not rain less in Montpellier that in Brest, but precipitations are much concentrated.

Montpellier history.

My images of Montpellier.

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