Branch office or vine variety herbarium of the university Montpellier; look there.
Capital of the southern French region Languedoc-Roussillon in the department Hérault not far from the Mediterranean coast. In 1289 Pope Nicholas IV (1227-1292) founded the university with the disciplines of medicine, theology, law and philosophy through the script Quia Sapientia. This developed into an intellectual center with a high level. Among other things, the famous doctor taught here Arnaldus de Villanova (1240-1311). In 1872 the "École Nationale Supérieur Agronomique" was founded as a branch of the university. The reason for the foundation was that by the two mildews and the phylloxera caused disaster in French viticulture. Jules Émile too Planchon (1823-1888), who finally identified phylloxera in 1868 as the cause of the enigmatic death of the vine, was a professor of botany here. Today the department of viticulture is one of the most important worldwide Wine-producing institutions,