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Options without taking tram, from péage, or gas station
'''Montpellier''' is a city in the South of [[France]].
Apart from an attractive city in itself, it is situated next to a main motorway [[A9(France)|A9]]/[[A15 (France)|E15 ]] connecting cities such as [[Perpignan]] and [[Barcelona]] to the South, [[Aix-en-Provence]] and [[Marseille]] to the East, [[Lyon]] and [[Paris]] to the North, and [[Toulouse]] and [[Bordeaux]] to the West.
== Hitchhiking out ==
=== All Directions ===
The newest tramway line in Montpellier, line 2 (the flower tram), goes directly to a ''péage'' (toll plaza). Take tram line 2 from the train station, in the direction of "St. Jean de Vedas", then get out at the next-to-last stop, "St. Jean le Sec". At the stop look around and you will see a ''péage'' behind a roundabout.
====The easy spot=East and North [[Marseille]], [[Lyon]], beach ===The roundabout is a good spot for both "all directions. Good traffic at normal hours. In case " tip above, or:If you're going '''south''', "like [[Bézierhitchhiker's safety|safe]]" and easy hitchhiking, it's advised to take Tram number 1 to Odysseum, get off at Place de France, which is one stop before the last stop, then walk a good city bit back to the roundabout and go the Av. du Mondial up to put the north. Walk straight and you will see a hill on your signthe left, right in front of the highway. The next Go up (better to have good shoes on!) and you find at the top this brilliant hitchhiking spot - Elf [[petrol station hitchhiking|petrol station is right out of Montpellier]]. You can try there, or stand with a sign on Av Pierre Mendes, and there is another one just before Bézierthe entrance to the station. [ where it is?]
If you're going '''north=== South or West towards [[Perpignan]], [[Toulouse]], [[Bordeaux]] and [[Barcelona]] === ==== From first large gas station Aires de Service de Montpellier ENI Fabrègues ==== First large gas station headed west on the A9 from Montpellier, 'Aires de Service de Montpellier ENI Fabrègues'', you can write "Nimes" on your sign. There is a petrol station before.
====The hard-core spot====If To get there, take the above spot is too low on traffic (or too easy) for your taste, you can continue walking past tram line 2 until the small final station 'Saint Jean de Védas Centre'péage'' to (from the multistation Gare Saint-lane one where all the cars from North or South have to stop. To reach Roch it, will take you must walk for 10 21 minutes beyond according to the first ''péage'agency's website). It That same station is illegal where bus line 33 begins, able to be taken with the same ticket as the tram. The 33 does not run so very frequently (outside of peak hours and quite dangerous to walk most especially on the ''autoroute''weekends and holidays), and so you need it is useful to walk far to the sidecoordinate with its scheduled departures, staying on the grass if possiblewhich can be found [https://www.tam-voyages. You will see the big com/horaires_ligne/?rub_code=6 here] (searching for 33, direction is 'FABRÈGUES - Lou Paillas'péage'' from where you can find a 300 or 400 km ride in any direction).
'''Attention''': there is no parking spot after Once on the ''péage'' so 33, you'll have to do it at the very place the people pay. Which is sometimes tolerated by the personnel, and sometimes not.options:
[http'''Walking route 1:// This link] shows all the péages, exits and petrol stations of the A9.via trail to Chemin des Fabriques'''
=== East Getting off at 'Les Hauts' [NB: user probably means 'Les Cousses'; according to the bus agencies website there is no stop 'Les Hauts'). You will be on 'Avenue Charles de Gaulle'. You go down this road to the crossing with Larenas road. You will see a square of shops (one sailing trailers), go along it on its right side when you face it. You will find an empty field on your right that you cross (there is a little path and North [[Marseille]]a hole in the little fence at his end) to reach a little park, go until 43.554730, [[Lyon]]3.789669 where the dry (summer 2019) stream is totally crossable (even in winter since it not really wide). Pass under the brigde that is above the road D613 and simply follow the path that locals use (and is on no maps) and you are going to reach the 'Chemin des Fabriques' that leads you directly to the gas station 'Aires de Service de Montpellier ENI Fabrègues': 43.547322, plage ===3.794899.
If you like [[safe]] and easy hitchhiking, it's advised ''Walking route 2: via D185 to take Tram number 1 to Odysseum, get Chemin des Fabriques''' Getting off at Place de France'Collège Ray Charles', which is one stop before the last stop, then you walk a bit back the route that the bus took when it just got off the D613: up the street past the roundabout to Av Rue Turk et de Mondial 98 until Groot and then down that road to the next roundabout Evariste Galois (5min walkingwhich will be slightly to your left when merging onto Avenue Charles de Gaulle)(There is nice map in . You continue straight across the roundabout to the bridge over the tram stationD613, where you can check)that bridge the beginning of the D185. On You continue on the D185 through the left you see next roundabout on the hillother side, and then down and up a small incline. Go up (better to You will walk across a bridge that does not have good shoes *that* much space for pedestrians, but traffic is fairly limited on!) and you find at the top this brilliant hitchhiking spot - Elf [[petrol station]]road there. You can try walk until to your right therewill be a gated access road, or stand with which to its left has a sign clear pedestrian access point. Turn left on Av Pierre Mendesthe road that it immediately meets (Chemin des Fabriques), just before which shortly leads you to the entrance gate of 'Aires de Service de Montpellier ENI Fabrègues'. You may need to hop its gate, but it does not have those pesky height extensions that some do as as to the stationimpede access. Total time walking will be around 25 minutes. A map of this walking route can be found [http here] =Rond-Point+Evariste+Galois,+34000+Montpellier,+H%C3%A9rault,+Languedoc-Roussillon,+Francja&sll=43.607424,3.914373&sspn=0.003698,0.009398&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0Options without taking tram,43.608161from péage,3.913645&llor gas station =43.608721,3.913643&spn=0.007396,0.018797&z=16&iwloc=addr where it is?]
=== South or West towards [[Perpignan]], [[Toulouse]], [[Bordeaux]] and [[Barcelona]] ===
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The "all directions" tip, above, by far seems the best bet as these two mean hitching out of a roundabout, which is never as favorable as a péage. But if in any case you need to hitch out without using the tram or péage others have used these routes:
'''Option One''': Another option is to get to ''Place de L'Europe'' ([httphttps://www.liftershalteopenstreetmap.infoorg/search?latquery=43.605691341740744&lng60735%2C3.89391#map=18/43.60742/3.9101028442382812&zoom=15&trip=0 location89523]), for example by taking tramline 1. From there you can already see signs to the motorway. You can either follow those signs and the main road ''Avenue de Président Pierre Mendes France'' for about 15 to 20 minutes, or get a ride from where this road starts to either your destination or to a better location further up the road, at the roundabout where the main motorway A9/E15 actually connects to the ''Avenue de Président Pierre Mendes France''.
''Note'': There is not a very good spot for cars to stop, but they stop at the [[roundabout]] for traffic with enough time to ask drivers for a ride, and for them to open the door.
'''Option Two''': A second option is the [httphttps://mapswww.googleopenstreetmap.frorg/search?ie=UTF8&om=1&z=15&llquery=43.58953,358922%2C3.891821&spn89010#map=018/43.01548,058922/3.040255 89010 roundabout] off ''Avenue de Palavas''(near Tramway 4 - Garcia Lorca). However there is no good spot for cars to stop at the roundabout, and nowhere on the ramp either. [[User:Zac Stewart|Zac]] waited for an entire day for a ride to [[Perpignan]] without luck and shamefully retreated to the train station. '''Option Three''': Take tram to stop "Sabines" and walk down Avenue d'El Alamein. You'll find roundabout. Go straight and you'll find toll station (Péage). You can try to stop car there. Before péage is large area where drivers can stop car and give you a lift.
== Useful tips ==You can find free luggage storage at the "Musée Fabre," a big new museum in the center of Montpellier, close '''Option Three''': Take tram to stop "Place de la ComedieSabines"and walk down Avenue d'El Alamein. Of course the luggage storage is for people who visit the museum, but if there is a lot of people they wonYou't pay attentionll find [https://www. It's a room on the left in the entrance, there are boxes where you can put a You need to put one coin inside to have the key which they give you back8736 roundabout].
It's a nice painting museum for people who like art. Use an ISIC card (or say you have one) for free entrance.== Trashwiki & Nomadwiki ==
You can get free veggies and fruits at the end of the market on Figuerolles. They close by 11/12.[[nomad:Montpellier]] [[trash:Montpellier]]
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