When we first came to live in this area over twenty years ago the city of Montpellier was served by one tram line, which had been opened in the year 2,000. To avoid driving in the city centre we would park at a dedicated terminal on the outskirts, and for a small fee to cover parking and two way tram ride for all passengers we would take the blue tram (now Line One) to the city centre. It was efficient and easy to use.
Montpellier is a beautiful city. The old quarter is fascinating to explore with its winding alleyways and old buildings. In this pictures you can see the pedestrianised area of Place de la Comedie which is dominated by fine Hausmanien buildings. At the far end you will see the Opera House , which was modeled on the Paris Opera, while restaurants line the thoroughfare.
Cars are not permitted in the centre of Montpellier, but Line One passes by here, before being directed through a tunnel under the main concourse, and emerging alongside Le Corum, the magnificent modern concert hall.