The 7th largest city in France and not far from the beach, Montpellier is a hidden French gem. Located only about 10km from the Mediterranean coast, you feel why the Mediterranean vibe is so prevalent here. Along with its student population, it really does provide a unique location like no other. Ancient in history but underrated as a tourist location, be sure to not miss out. There's plenty of things to do in Montpellier. Look out for its Medieval streets and gothic architecture present in every other street or alley you walk through when on your way from a to b such as the Porte du Peyrou. Experience French living by hopping onto trams with the locals, walking across the historical centre, and getting a bite to each in an independently run alleyway restaurant.