Montpellier is well worthy of a visit for people interested in history. the medieval streets are fascinating to explore, the architecture of the varying buildings a joy, from churches, Courthouse, the Arc De Triomphe, the Justice Courthouse, the park to the memory of President, so much to see and we did it all on foot.
The historic botanical gardens would be worthy of a visit but the gates were closed when we visited. The map supplied by the Tourist office is an excellent one with itemized and numbered attractions with explanation which makes exploring very interesting.
Not the most exciting city in France but definitely enjoyed the fact that we could take our time around the entire city centre and not be completely exhausted upon return to our hotel each night.
Also good metro system.