Christmas: discover the festivities of the city of Montpellier and its surroundings in December

The city of Montpellier, for 10 years, offers for end of year festivities a Southern Christmas market. Winter 2014 take place at the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle from November 28 to December 28, 2014, Monday Sunday, from 10am to 20pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 22:30 Friday and Saturday.

Montpellier, university town and vibrant, full of cultural activities throughout the year: festivals, concerts, etc. Be sure to stroll through the old center. The area of ​​the Shield is also worth visiting, such as the Place de la Comedie, ideal for shopping. Enjoy the bold architecture of the Antigone district and Polygon. Feel free to visit the unmissable museums of Pharmacy, Old Montpellier and history of Montpellier. You will also be delighted to admire the many mansions of the 17 th and 18 th centuries. The Opera and St. Peter's Square are also to see.

In winter, enjoy a stroll through the Christmas market on the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle. Start by going to the Village of delights to enjoy delicious dishes from the region and elsewhere. You will also find sweets and pastries. Artisans are also present to offer their products: jewelry, decoration, etc. .

You can have fun with friends or family, the ice rink, located at the entrance of the market. A Languedoc nursery, created by master Jacques Prouget Santon is also available to visitors.

nights are held on Fridays and Saturdays, and animations will delight children. They can leave their letters to Santa Claus on 10 and 17 December from 14h to 18h and on December 20 from 11h to 13h and 14h to 18h. Workshops are also dedicated to them, such as face painting or origami workshop, for example.

For those who want to also discover the surroundings of Montpellier, know that Hertz established a city guide and around on her blog where she details the following locations: < / p>

In a little over an hour's drive from Montpellier, the Christmas market of Avignon worth visiting for its magical atmosphere. Located on the Place de l'Horloge, close to the famous Palais des Papes, the market is superb. You will be delighted to discover this charming Provencal market and the tradition of figurines. There is also an educational farm, instead Pie.

Two hours from Montpellier, be sure to go to Marseille for the fair Santon. So you can buy figurines for your own nativity scene, typical of southern France. Also discover the secrets of the Provencal character, in Santonniers Workshop. Place Julien, in Marseille, a market creators expect you to buy original and unique gifts. The Christmas market Cannebière is also essential, especially to taste local dishes.

You can also get to Aix-en-Provence, in a little over an hour and a half from Montpellier to explore the tradition of the 13 desserts. Guests can enjoy Calissons but also delicious local produce. The regional craft also has its place in the market.

Visit Montpellier and its surroundings is an unforgettable experience, whether summer or winter. The charm of the city and the region is undeniable. If you were to visit Montpellier, what time of year you choose? Would you be tempted by the South Christmas market?