A scientific and university town since the Middle Ages, Montpellier has always maintained fruitful links with its university. Heir to the Faculty of Medicine created in 1289, the University of Montpellier was one of the first to appear in the West.
Over the centuries, it has left its mark on the city. Today, the UM preserves a prestigious historical heritage in terms of both buildings and furniture, as well as scientific, artistic and documentary collections of inestimable value.
Over the years, it has constantly enriched its collections, a large part of which is classified as a historical monument.