Open all year round
The Écusson district, the historic centre of Montpellier, a stone's throw from the Grand Hôtel du Midi, is transformed every year at the end of November into a place of magic and enchantment. The event includes a Christmas market with 150 traders and craftsmen, a series of events and shows for the whole family, creating a friendly bubble of good humour and good food in the heart of the city. The opportunity for colourful and friendly strolls, during the day or in the evening, as several night-time events are programmed to fully appreciate all the work of illumination of the place.
Children are particularly spoiled during the Hivernales in Montpellier. Storytellers linger on legends and Christmas stories. Further on, workshops organise face painting, balloon sculpting, origami, games... The traditional merry-go-rounds are also part of the event, and often a Ferris wheel offers the experience of an exceptional view of the city. A skating rink offers to discover the joys of sliding and a cot reminds the Provencal tradition. Something to delight the little ones and share good times with the family.
The location of the Royal Hotel in the centre of Montpellier makes it the ideal place to spend a weekend or a few days in the city and to discover the Christmas market, the numerous animations and events associated with the period. The team at the Grand Hôtel du Midi will be happy to give you the right addresses and advise you on how to organise your trip around the city. Couples or families booking their room during this period will benefit from a special rate to fully enjoy the Hivernales de Montpellier at the best price.
Discover Montpellier through :
. its events : Radio France Festival, Christmas Market, Marathon, Lez Market
. its landmarks: Arc de Triomphe, Château de Mogère, Place de la Comédie, the Forum, Quartier de l'Ecusson, l'étang de Thau, La Camargue
. its art and culture: Mo.Co Panacée, Musée Fabre, Opera, Pavillon Populaire