Welcome in the Host scientists & professor' guide

Preparing your stay
Settling in Montpellier
How do things work in France?
Montpellier and the region

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ou are a scientist or professor from abroad hosted in higher education and research institutions for a stay as a PhD student, post-doc, guest scientist or associate lecturer or for a sabbatical. The information on this site is intended to make your stay easier.


TheEURAXESS Services Centre of Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon/Agropolis International is your contact

About us
Opening a bank account
French classes organised by Agropolis
School pre-enrolment...
Cultural activities
Obtaining a 'guest scientist' card
Insurance at preferential rates
Informations for foreign students



Preparing your stay

Where to obtain information before leaving
Formalities (visa, ‘protocol d’accueil’)
Customs formalities
Foreign consulates in France
Learning French in your country
Documents to bring



Settling in Montpellier

Formalities on arrival
How to find accommodation
Where to enrol your children
Where to learn French in Montpellier
How to participate in activities
How much does it cost?



How do things work in France?

Administrative formalities
How to obtain a telephone line
How to obtain an electricity contract
How to send mail
How to open a bank account
Taxes to pay
Family benefits
How to buy a car
How to travel in France and abroad
Formalities before returning home



Exploring Montpellier and the region

Information about the city
Transport in Montpellier
The climate
Finding your host establishment
Places to visit in the region
Informations about Perpignan



This guide is co-produced by


European Network of Mobility Centres


Agropolis International


Avenue Agropolis
F-34394 Montpellier Cedex 5 
Tél. : +33 (0)4 67 04 75 75
Fax : +33 (0)4 67 04 75 99






Update on 01/2011
Questions about the guide: 
Claudine Soudais