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A city of southern France near the Mediterranean Sea west-northwest of Marseille. Founded in the tenth century, it was purchased by Philip VI of France in 1349. The city was later a Huguenot center and was besieged and captured by Louis XIII in 1622.


(French mɔ̃pɛlje)
(Placename) a city in S France, the chief town of Languedoc: its university was founded by Pope Nicholas IV in 1289; wine trade. Pop: 254 974 (2006)


(mɔ̃ pɛˈlyeɪ)

a city in S France. 221,307.
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Then there was Mason of Bradford, and the notorious Muller, and Lefevre of Montpellier, and Samson of new Orleans.
Returning to France, I spent some months in a research into the coal-tar derivatives, which I conducted in a laboratory at Montpellier, in the south of France.
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Title-holders Montpellier have a strong record at the Parc Des Princes, having come away with at least a point the last three times they have met in Paris, including 2-2 draws in their last two fixtures.
MONTPELLIER | 23 TOULON 3 | MONTPELLIER ensured they would join Toulon in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as they cruised to victory over off-colour opponents.
B PW D L F APts Schalke 5 3 2 0 9 5 11 Arsenal 5 3 11 9 6 10 Olympiakos 52 0 3 7 8 6 Montpellier 50 1 4 5 11 1 RESULTS: Montpellier 1 Arsenal 2, Olympiakos 1 Schalke 2, Schalke 2 Montpellier 2, Arsenal 3 Olympiakos 1, Arsenal 0 Schalke 2, Montpellier 1 Olympiakos 2, Schalke 2 Arsenal 2, Olympiakos 3 Montpellier 1, Arsenal 2 Montpellier 0, Schalke 1 Olympiakos 0.
Arsenal came from behind to beat Montpellier 2-1 and begin their Champions League campaign with a welcome three points on the road.
OLIVIER GIROUD has promised to give his old team-mates the silent treatment when he returns to Montpellier with Arsenal.
Montpellier won the French league title for the first time after beating Auxerre 2-1 away on Sunday in a chaotic match which saw the players twice leave the field after crowd disturbances.
fr Montpellier, the Montpellier Mediterranean Airport is supporting its partner Fram 2EB French tour operator in the resumption of tourism in Tunisia, with particularly the announcement of the opening of the Montpellier-Djerba flight, which will be operated each Sunday, from 29 May 2011.
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Montpellier 19 Connacht 22 FIONN CARR drove on Connacht to a famous win in Montpellier last night which gives them a great chance of reaching the knockout stages of the Amlin Challenge Cup.