During the 19th century the city developed into an industrial centre. In the 1960s, its population grew dramatically after French settlers in Algeria were resettled in the city following Algeria's independence from France. In the 1980s and 1990s, the city drew attention with a number of major redevelopment projects, such as the Corum and especially the Antigone District.

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Paul-Henri Mathieu advances to the Montpellier final with a win over Sascha Zverev.

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Sascha Zverev records his biggest win to date, knocking out Marin Cilic in Montpellier.

Hi. Does anyone know any people or groups or places I could go to to play football or meet people who play football, here in Montpellier? Much appreciated.

The main athletics stadium is the Philippidès Stadium, which is owned by the University of Montpellier.

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Montpellier enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. In the winter month of January, the average temperature is 7.1°C, while the average in the summer month of July is 23.4°C. With its moderate temperatures, Montpellier is a great city to visit in any season.

Managerial careerBrive (2002-04), Le Mans FC (2004-07), FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (2007), Havre AC (2008-09), SC Bastia (2010-14), Montpellier HSC (depuis jan. 2016)

Montpellier Prospers In European February Indoor Season  Montpellier, one of the fastest-growing cities in France over the past 25 years, hosted its first ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament in late October 2010. Two years later, the indoor hard court event moved to a multi-purpose venue called the ARENA, which has a total capacity of 14,000 and seating for 7,500 during the tournament.

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Olympique Lyonnais and AS Saint-Étienne renew one of the most hostile rivalries in French football when they meet for the first time at the Parc OL in Sunday's Rhône derby. Ligue1.com's Ian Holyman looks at the passion behind the clash.

I play football every mondays but unfortunatly we don't have place every time but if you want I can contact you one day !

* This history does not include the "war" seasons (1939/1940 to 1944/1945).

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Dustin Brown records his biggest match win for eight months on Thursday afternoon.

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Richard Gasquet wins his 11th ATP World Tour trophy at the Open Sud de France after Jerzy Janowicz retires.

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Jean-Louis Triaud talks wine production, club culture and the side's prospects under new coach Jocelyn Gourvennec - as well as new faces like Jérémy Toulalan and Jérémy Ménez - with the Ligue 1 Show's Matt Spiro.

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore will be rested for the next two weeks, club and player looking to avoid a recurrence of his calf injuries ahead of the Classique at home to Marseille in Week 10.

Edouard Roger-Vasselin reaches the Montpellier second round with a win over Gael Monfils.

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Olympique Lyonnais coach Bruno Genesio hailed his team's derby victory while Lucien Favre ordered his league leaders OGC Nice to keep going "match by match" after their dramatic win over FC Lorient. Reactions...

Montpellier is owned by Louis Nicollin, a French entrepreneur, and has been since 1974. The club have produced several famous players in its history, most notably Laurent Blanc, who has served as manager of the France national team. Blanc is also the club's all-time leading goalscorer. Eric Cantona, Roger Milla and Carlos Valderrama are other players who have played in Montpellier's colours. In 2001, Montpellier introduced a women's team.

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Mario Balotelli's brilliant winner ensured OGC Nice top the table going into the international break, but AS Monaco are right behind them after recording their record away win. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais claimed the derby honours.

Here is a nice place/initiative to play football every Sunday (they re-"start" in 3 weeks though) : https://www.facebook.com/footballdpm/

Saint-Etienne striker Robert Beric - injured and out of commission for Slovenia's two World Cup qualifiers - has admitted that he probably shouldn't have played in his side's 2-0 Rhône derby loss to Olympique Lyonnais.

Benoit Paire helps launch the football match between Montpellier and Marseille on Tuesday.

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HANTZ FrédéricDate of birth 30 May 1966Nationality : French