Here is a list of the best beaches near Montpellier, France. Montpellier is a vibrant, metropolitan city in the South of France. Regular voted as the most desired city to live in France, Montpellier is also expanding rapidly. Montpellier is a well connected city, with the TGV, an international airport and the main North-South autoroutes through France all close at hand. But what is probably not well known about Montpellier is that there are many beaches near Montpellier, just 15 kms away.