Its University is one of the oldest ones in France (founded in 1289).
Montpellier became a possession of the kings of Aragon by the marriage of Peter II of Aragon with Mary of Montpellier[?]. James III of Majorca[?] sold the city to the king of France in 1349 to raise funds against Peter IV of Aragon.
Montpellier was the birthplace of:
See also: Medieval university
Official web site (in French): http://www.ville-montpellier.fr/