Montpellier was my destination with an objective to learn the French language. And probably it was my best decision to choose a city like Montpellier. A town full of students, with a big option of Universities. Where are students there are amazing nights! Montpellier provides many bars and nightclubs and as well every year you can find Les Estivales du Vin, which gives you an opportunity to indulge yourself in a French culture with lots of good wine, nice music, and many different entertainments.
I think Montpellier is one of the best cities to start your student life experience like me. As it barely lets you be sad, because of a number of people with similar experience you meet. As well, Montpellier during sunny and hot days allows you to enjoy the beach. One of my favourite places to go was in a small town called Villleneuve-lès-Maguelone beach. It takes around 20 or a bit more to get till there by bus. If you a lucky and you have a car it is even better for you. But in any case, I would definitely recommend this beach. As well, once you arrive in that town you are able to enjoy the ride with a free bicycle that they offer to you. It takes around another 10 to 15min of a drive by bicycle. However, I think it worth the time spend. During the road by bike you will discover some beautiful birds and maybe you will even be able to see flamingos. So after your tiny trip by bike, you will reach a beach with an empty blue sea.
However, if you are a lover of more lakes than a salty and sandy sea. Montpellier gives you an option of a gorgeous lake that is called Le Lac du Crès.