This one bedroom rental is located in the heart of the city of Montpellier, in the south of France. The apartment is on the top floor of an early 20th century 4-story walk-up building, on a little street in the historical center, protected by digicode at the entrance.
This renovated apartment has glossy hardwood floors throughout the space and features modern furniture. The reverberating bright colors, the occasional Japanese painting hanging from the wall and the windows in every room of this top floor apartment light up the space and give you an energetic feeling that you are in the right place. The fact that you can spot green trees from the eastern exposed living room and kitchen gets even more interesting if you take a closer look: umbrella covered tables in the square below add charm to the view. The bedroom is simply furnished, with built-in shelving for storing your belongings, and a view over neighboring rooftops. The bathroom has a shower, but also a convenient washing machine. The kitchen is well incorporated with the rest of the structure, being open to the living room and offering most of the necessary appliances to cook your own meals (perhaps from a local recipe) such as an oven, a dishwasher and a coffee maker. From here you can access directly the living room and its dining table, combined with a sofa and a TV with cable and a DVD player to settle down a little.
The owner has provided tourist guides and maps, with a note on how to operate the apartment yourself and personal tips on local shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Additionally, here you have the unique option of renting a piano to play in the apartment!
Situated here in the historical center of the Montpellier Region, you will not need a car to access many attractions and landmarks. From the window of this one bedroom apartment, you will have direct view on a local monument, called the tower of the "babote", which is of high cultural significance as it represents a reminder of the fortified walls surrounding the city back from the 18th century. For the rest, you will have to leave your nest and walk less than 5 blocks to the cultural center of Montpellier: the Place de la Comédie, with its cinema, opera, tourist office, Fabre Museum, and obviously including numerous restaurants and shops around. Don't forget to walk another block to find yourself in the southern version of the Champs Elysées on the Antigone District, with its great modern touch. A little further is the Parisian inspired Arc de Triomphe (700m), well worth the stroll as it extends into an esplanade very famous in the area, the Promenade du Peyrou. And if you are lucky enough to have a car, it is very easy to check out one of the beaches 10 km away. Another idea would be to follow the coast to the east and change scenes in the very green Camargue marshland or a little up north to Roman influenced Nîmes.
Montpellier has a train station on the way of the French high speed trains, taking you in less than 2 hours around France's Mediterranean coast and in 3 ½ hours to Paris, from where most international destinations can be reached. There are otherwise regular flights from its airport to Paris.