Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Montpellier and its surroundings
If you are visiting the Campanile Montpellier Est- Le Millenaire Hotel in December, the Hivernales Fair is a must. It changed its name in 2008, but still remains a firm favourite in the Montpellier calendar, with popular events, great food products and splendid gift ideas, which are all great reasons to visit.
This is complemented with a seasonal skating rink and festivities in abundance. The Montpellier Marathon is more than just a race within the boundaries of the city. It starts and finishes at the Place de la Comédie, and along the route you will find trampolining, rollerblading and pole-vaulting to name just a few activities, as the runners and crowd take in the old and newer districts of this southern French city.
The Axel'Air kite surf school and shop is ideal for those wishing to partake in something nautical, and with kite boarding equipment and lessons on offer, this is a perfect outlet for a coastal break. Canoe Rapido presents canoeing for all levels and visitors can also swim, picnic or rent kayaks for the day on the Hérault River.
With the Golf de Montpellier Massane and Accrobranche Oc' Aventures, a climbing/outdoor activity park nearby, there really is something for everyone.