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Discover Montpellier and South of France

Montpellier is the ideal place to learn French, discover the South of France region and enjoy the vivid cultural life of one of the most dynamic University cities in the France.
Discover the French mediterranean coast with its UNESCO listed World Heritage sites (Carcassonne, Nîmes, Arles, The Pont du Gard…) and its mediteranean hinterland (lake of Salagou, Orb Valley, Canal du Midi...).

Excursions and cultural activities at the Alliance française de Montpellier

Alliance française offers you a rich cultural programme to visit Montpellier, enjoy its cultural life, discover its region with excursions in the afternoon to explore the South of France. You can book your course and your cultural activites by choosing our French Cultural Discovery Programme or prefear to book your activities and excursions once on site.

Visit of the historical city centre :
The Alliance française de Montpellier invites you to discover the historical center of Montpellier, its medieval streets, its beautiful buildings dating from the 19th century every Monday morning on a guided tour.

Excursions and Cultural Activities :
In addition to the French course, the Alliance française de Montpellier offers you a programme of excursions, cultural activities and conferences. Enjoy this program to discover South of France landscapes and historical heritage.

The programme :

- Nîmes and the Pont du Gard
- Arles and the Camargue
- The Cevennes and the Larzac plateau
- Avignon and Provence
- Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi
- Pézenas, Agde, Sète
- The Mediterranean Coast : Palavas, la Grande Motte

1 or 2 half day visits per week + 1 or 2 full day visits on the week-end.

Montpellier, city of culture

During your stay at the Alliance française de Montpellier, we will help you choose among the activities in Montpellier’s cultural programme (exhibitions, theatre and dance festivals, conferences, tours...)

Festivals in Montpellier :
Festivals, music, theatre, cinema, dance. Montpellier is the ideal destination for culture lovers interested in learning French while enjoying themselves in a vibrant Mediterranean spot in France.

Major festivals: Radio France and Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon festival (music festival offering a large variety of genres and artists), "Montpellier Danse" (annual dance festival of contemporary dance), "Printemps des Comédiens" (theater festival, music and circus), "CINEMED" (international festival dedicated to Mediterranean films) among others.

Museums, exhibitions, cinema & shows in Montpellier:

Very dynamic culturally, Montpellier offers you all year round an exceptional choice of exhibitions, films, theatre pieces, dance festivals and live concerts.

Cultural places in Montpellier: find here the cultural programme of the city of Montpellier this summer.