Montpellier is the capital of the department of Herault. It is a dynamic city that has experienced strong growth since the 80s. The University of Montpellier was founded in the Middle Ages is the oldest in France. The heritage of Montpellier is important, it is good to walk in the old town, called the "Patch" because of its shape: the Cathedral of St. Pierre, the convent of the Ursulines, the aqueduct arches, the Arc de Triomphe and the many facades of mansions are all architectural treasures. The Place de la Comedie is the living center of the city. Montpellier is also a cultural city, the Musée Fabre contains pictorial works of European masters from the Renaissance to contemporary works. For lovers of sun and sandy beaches, Montpellier is a few kilometers from the beaches and resorts of Palavas, Carnon, La Grande Motte, Frontignan. The region around Montpellier walks offers great discoveries: the Camargue, the Pic Saint Loup, Cirque de Navacelles, the gorges of the Herault, Lake Salagou and the Larzac plateau which is an hour's drive .