Montpellier is the capital city of the Hérault département in southern France. The city is situated seven miles inland from the Mediterranean coast on the River Lez and enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. Modern Montpellier is a cosmopolitan, dynamic tourist center, offering a mixture of traditional and contemporary attractions. Montpellier University, founded in 1289, still influences the city, with the burgeoning student population creating a youthful, vibrant atmosphere. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at Montpellier Train Station, on Pont de Sete, is less than two miles, or less than 15 minutes drive, from Montepellier city center via Cours Gambetta. Alternatively, the Enterprise branch in Montpellier city center, on Rue de la Castelle, is just over three miles, or less than 20 minutes drive, away via Avenue de Maurin.