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Montpellier, an affordable city on a human scale


Montpellier, nicknamed "La Surdouée" (The Gifted), for having won all the national distinctions in 1990, is a typical city of the South of France, both for its architecture and for the way of life it offers to its inhabitants.

Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, in the Hérault department, Montpellier is a developed city on a human scale.

With 300,000 inhabitants, it welcomes many students every year, thanks to a very complete university offer in many fields; particularly in medicine, with its renowned hospitals and healthcare professionals. 

Located between land and sea, on the shores of the Mediterranean, a stone's throw from the Cévennes and the Pyrenees, it is the perfect compromise for nature lovers who also appreciate urban life. Bathed in sunshine no less than 110 days a year, it is a city that also particularly attracts athletes and gives them the means for their success with dedicated infrastructures. It offers a land conducive to the practice of many activities thanks to its very varied landscapes (forests, rivers, mountains, lakes, sea ...), easily accessible by car and even by transport!


Hard to find an apartment in Montpellier due to a shortage of housing available for rent


They say there is a shortage when there is more applications than offers for housing. In Montpellier, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply at Montpellier : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Montpellier suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers.

There are approximately 4 applications for 1 offer in Montpellier.


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Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Montpellier, T1 rentals represent 19% rental offers

  • 23% furnished apartments in Montpellier for rent are T2 apartments


What style of apartment will I be able to find in Montpellier ? 


Montpellier is known for its modern architecture.

  • 86% accommodation in Montpellier are old dwellings

  • In Montpellier, we count 14% of modern constructions


How much residents of Montpellier pay rent on average? 


The price of a rental per m² at Montpellier is on average 16€/m². 

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Montpellier, it will be, on average 630€/month. 


I want to rent an apartment in Montpellier, what should I pay attention to? 


The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Montpellier.


L’Écusson, the typical town center


The city center of Montpellier: the Ecusson for those in the know, is the most typical district that you can find in town.

Its architecture is articulated between Haussmannian style, reminiscent of Parisian boulevards, and Provençal architecture, typical of the South of France. It is an ideal district for going out, especially on summer evenings, during which Montpellier residents like to party until the end of the night! It is also here that we find the vast majority of bars, restaurants, places of culture, monuments, shops... 

L'Écusson is organized around the famous Place de la Comédie and its Opera, from which many small streets start in which you will get lost a few times before you can recognize them. It is also a neighborhood of choice for shopping lovers: big brands, independent or designer boutiques, there is something for everyone!

Art lovers will not be left out and can enjoy the Fabre museum, the modern art museum, but also exhibitions in municipal and independent galleries.

In terms of accommodation, the center is full of old and charming buildings, often classified as French buildings. Many Montpellier residents choose the Écusson for its proximity to places of interest and the atmosphere of a lively city center.


The Beaux-Arts district, quiet and intimate


The Beaux-Arts district is attached to the city center of Montpellier and attracts many inhabitants in search of more tranquility in the urban landscape. 

As an extension of the Écusson, it offers a real neighborhood life, quieter and more intimate than in the city center. You will find many local traders there: greengrocers, butchers, bakers, organic shops... As well as bars and restaurants where locals are accustomed and like to meet up for a drink with their friends. It is a rather residential area, with a peaceful and family atmosphere, with mostly recent and modern buildings, very well equipped; although there are also older dwellings in the streets closest to the center. All categories of accommodation are very popular there, both by families and by young people and students. Rents are rather high compared to the average for other districts of Montpellier. It is also an area very well served by transport (tramway and bus), a good choice for art students, because as its name suggests, it is in this area that we find the Montpellier School of Fine Arts.


The rental lease: what is it?


During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.


A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.


An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.


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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Montpellier?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Montpellier are looking for studios from € 422 to € 522

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Montpellier?

Students looking for student accommodation in Montpellier outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 472 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 632. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Montpellier.

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