MHR v London Irish 20/21/22 January 2023

Montpellier is a city in southern France near the Mediterranean Sea. One of the largest urban centres in the region of Occitania, Montpellier is the prefecture of the department of Hérault.

Montpellier Hérault Rugby was established in 1986 through the merger of two other rugby union clubs, the Stade Montpelliérain and MUC Rugby.

MHR were champions in the French Top 14 in 2022, and won the European Rugby Challenge Cup in 2016 and 2021.

Their nickname is Les Cistes (the rock rose) and the flower appears on the club’s badge.

GGL Stadium

MHR’s home ground is the GGL Stadium, situated in the south west of the city in the heart of the Ovalie district.

The stadium is very easily accessible:

By tram: Line 2 towards Sabines-Saint Jean de Vedas: Stop “Sabines” (located 800m from the stadium a shuttle will be at your disposal on match days, Tramway + Shuttle = 2.5€, Tramway + Shuttle Parking = 2€)
By bus: Line 6: Stop “Font Couverte” and Line “La ronde”: “Le grand M” stop
From the station: take line 2 of the Tram or line 6 from the station.

From the motorway: A9 “La languedocienne”: exit 31 Montpellier-Ouest, straight ahead as far as the Stadium, just follow the signs.

Match Tickets

Official ticket office

Getting to Montpellier

By air

Direct flights from Luton and Gatwick to Montpellier are operated by EasyJet. There are several transfer options to get to the city from the airport, including bus, tram or taxi.

Alternatively you could fly to Marseilles and hire a car (around 2h drive) or Toulouse (3h).


Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord (2h25), then take the metro to Gare du Lyon where you can catch the TGV direct to Montpellier (3h15).

By car

Montpellier is a significant drive from the channel ports. Most routes involve tolls.

  • Eurotunnel 1,035km
  • Calais 1,032km
  • Le Harvre 916km
  • Caen 933km
  • Cherbourg 1,047km

Where to Stay

Where to Eat and Drink


5 Rue du Petit Scel

An Irish pub in the heart of the city.


Supporters’ Clubs

In common with many French rugby clubs, there is more than one group of supporters.


Clapas’Cistes … Les Valeurs du Rugby … L’Esprit de la Fête !


Le Club du XV du MHR