Depending on your nationality, a visa is required when intending to travel to France. All visas must be applied for prior to departure at the nearest French Embassy or French Consulate in the applicant's country of residence.

The type of visa required depends both on the duration and purpose of your stay in France: tourism, professional purposes, studies, family purposes.

For stays equal to, or shorter than 90 days;
You will need to apply for a short-stay visa.

Regulations and types of visas vary according to the French territory you intend to visit:

  • For European territory (mainland France), France complies with Schengen regulations related to the Schengen area, and issues a short-stay Uniform Schengen visa;
  • For non-European territories (French overseas territories), France issues a short-stay national visa.

If you intend to transit through a French airport without exiting the "international zone”, please check whether you need to apply for an "A" airport transit Schengen visa.


The invitation letter will be provided to the participants that has been registered and paid the full fee.

Once your registration and payment is completed you may obtain your invitation letter by visiting your registration account and clicking the invitation letter section. Please note that this section will not be available at your registration account without having a fully paid registration.


By Plane

The Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is located just 8 km from the city center. The drive takes around ten minutes.

It is easy to get from the airport to downtown Montpellier by Airport Shuttle, by taxi or thanks to a car rental service.

The several planes to Montpellier;

  • Direct domestic flights:
    Ajaccio, Bastia, Brest, Nantes
    Caen, Calvi, Figari
    Paris (Orly & CDG), Lille
  • Direct flights in Europe:
    Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    Athen (Greece)
    Basel Mulhouse (Switzerland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Copenhaguen (Denmark)
    Héraklion (Greece)
    Lisbonne (Portugal)
    London Gatwick (United Kingdom)
    London Luton (United Kingdom)
    Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Palermo (Italy)
    Porto (Portugal)
    Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Direct international flights:
    Morocco (Casablanca, Fès, Marrakech)
    Tunisia (Djerba, Tunis)
    Algeria (Algiers, Oran)

View all the destinations on Montpellier Méditerranée Airport.

By Train

The Montpellier Saint-Roch rain station serves the cities on the TER lines like Nîmes and Narbonne. Intercité trains leaving from this station offer connections to the neighboring regions (Midi-Pyrénées and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) as well as to Luxembourg, Strasbourg, and Portbou in Spain. The TGVs will take you to Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris-Gare de Lyon (in 4 hours maximum) but also other French cities.

For more information go to the SNCF


Currency/Payments: The currency in France is euro (EUR/€). There are a number of exchange offices and banks in Montpellier where money can be exchanged. All major credit card providers (MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa, Diners and American Express) are accepted in France.

Weather: The ECC 2023 conference will be taking place in July, which is the hottest month of the year in Montpellier. The average temperature is during July 23.5°C (74°F)

Plugs/Electricity: In France the power plugs and sockets are of type E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.