218 rue Bastion, Ventadour, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, 34000, France
More about Montpellier
Entrance to the Promenade
Late Mornining Cafe
The Trimph Arch from Rue Foch
At the Marche
Working in France
Hi! I have been working in Spain since august. When i arrived i could speak no spanish at all and now, 5 months later and after fairly extensive studying i am on my way to fluency and loving it. However, i have met a french guy who wants to return to montpellier and for me to join him. I would love to go, but would i find work when i got there, speaking only english and spanish? is french an easy language to learn and what is the climate??!! I'm not able to make a 'fact finding' mission as the transport between here and montpellier is very expensive and i would struggle to get time off work so i would either have to do it or not.
Thats a lot of questions to ask, sorry!
Re: Working in France
The weather in Monpellier is typical of Southern France with maybe a bit more rain than Toulouse for instance. Espect as hot but maybe less dry than Spain.
As for a job, it will be very hard for you to find a job, even a menial job, if you do not speak French. The unemployment rate is at around 9-10% in France and you will be competing against applicants who can speak French, and Spanish and English.
If your friends wants you to join him, then see if he could accomodate you for a bit while you learn French. It is not considered as an easy language but it is not that different from Catalan (but quite different from Castillan). For a basic job (dish washing, cleaning or maybe bar tending where the clients are mostly foreigners) you could get away with basic conversation level without bothering too much about spelling and grammar. Any other job, you'll need good written level of French.
Jobs are likely to be easier to find when the 'tourist season' arrives but will most likely be for no longer period than May/June to September.
Re: Working in France
Weather in Montpellier : 300+ sunny days per year, and rainfall tends to be concentrated in overnight storms. Montpellier weather stats : http://www.the-languedoc-page.com/languedoc/languedoc-weather-history.htm
Montpellier is a university city (80,000 students). It also has many language schools. There are quite a few anglophones working as English teachers.
Montpellier is about 5 miles from the beach.
Montpellier is one of the most desirable places to live in France.
Some photos : http://www.the-languedoc-page.com/photos/languedoc-photo-index.htm
Travel Tips for Montpellier
Walking the streets of Montpellier
I would reccommend that you just walk around the city taking photographs. It does not have to be an expensive city (although it can be) and there is plenty to see and do for free. Parks to sit and trees over the benches to keep you cool, dogs to talk to, people to watch and lots to explore. I would take you to the Place de la Comedie where there is always something going on of interest. You can take your bottle of water and a sandwich and sit on the steps of the Theatre and watch the world go by. I miss the warmth and safety of Montpellier. The sheer freedom of being able to walk around a city at night and not be scared or frightened of people. I love the festival atmosphere of the place, the street musicians, the street theatre and the many small streets and interesting shops.
The Pont du Gard is just a...
The Pont du Gard is just a short train ride from Montpellier and a great day trip. Take your swimmers with you as the river is great. The locals use it as a swimming hole as well. Entrance to the site is free.
Visit the Western Edge of Town
In the western part of the city one passes along the Rue Foch until it ends at Arc de Triomphe built in 1691 commemorating the victories of Louis XIV in battle. Here the Promenade of Peyrou extends further west to further monuments. But first we must see Arch itself decorated with its bas-reliefs as well as close by regal nearby statues and the Law Courts.
I lived here for almost 4 months, and I must say that Montpellier is probably THE most beautiful city I've ever been to - or at least the one I loved the most. The old town with its narrow streets, sandstone bulidungs and all the cafés and boutiques is just lovely, and it's big enough to make you explore new things every day. And not only that: I have to admit that I still got lost sometimes by the end of my stay...
It's also perfectly located close to the beach and surrounded by beautiful nature, mountains and gorges.
I crossed many times montpellier,because it is on the way bayonne-nice
last time I went by car from Nice with my wife and her brother to see the concert of pink floyd
the picture is: la tour barbotte
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Address: 218 rue Bastion, Ventadour, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, 34000, France