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Activities & Excursions - Montpellier, France  


Special Activities

Visits of Montpellier

Guided tour of historic center. Visit to private mansion houses; guided tour of Antigone (new city). Visit of gardens and parks of Montpellier. Visit Chateau Flaugergues. Visit to different museums etc.
Social events/ tasting

Wine tasting, cheese tasting, welcome and farewell parties at our French language school, dinner in French restaurant, wine bar visits etc.


Provence, Camargue inclinding horse back riding, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Carcassonne, Nimes, Uzes, Aix-en Provence etc.

All activities and excursions are to be booked locally at the school. You will always be informed about the program for two weeks. In order to allow you to participate in a good number of activities / excursions, we apply very moderate prices. All guided tours of Montpellier are free of charge. For all visits to museum, restaurants, bars etc. students just pay their own entrance fee or own consumption. Half day excursions are around 15 €, full day around 25 €.

Additionally to our program, there are many possibilities of visits, sports (including all water sports) excursions and other activities and around Montpellier.


Weekly Sample

Week 1

Monday : Welcome Party
Cheese and wine party - meet the other students and make new friends.

Your are all invited!
Tuesday : Guided tour of the city - the historic center
You will discover the charm of the historic center, the small pedestrian streets, the picturesque squares etc. You will learn about the history of Montpellier and will also get many tips on where to find what: restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters etc.

Wednesday : Wine tasting
Wine production is one of the main industry of the Languedoc-Roussillon region and has a very long tradition. Red, white and rose wines get produced as well as the famous sweet wine Muscat. The wine tasting takes place in a typical private mansion house dating back to the 19th century, a local sommelier will make you discover the wines of our region together with some other specialties. You will enjoy it!

Thursday : Bar evening
Your teacher will accompany you to discover the student bars of Montpellier around the famous square « Place Jean Jaures ». Great occasion to meet other students, local French students and to have fun!

Friday : Excursion to Arles
You will discover Arles, one of the most beautiful towns of Provence. Because of the stunning architecture and the range of historical treasures Arles got recognized as cultural heritage by the UNESCO. Arles has always attracted famous people - Picasso and Van Gogh lived there and we discover their patrimony.

Week 2

Monday : Guided tour of the city - the private mansion houses
You will discover the charm of the private mansion houses. These magnificent buildings were constructed in the 17th and 18th century by rich families. There are more than 250 of those houses in the historic center of Montpellier.

Wednesday : Visit to the Planetarium
Equipped with the latest technology, the planetarium will take you on a virtual, intergalactic journey in its dome offering a 15 meter wide screen. The 3D images will show you the astronomical phonemes.

Thursday : Restaurant "Moules Frites"
Specialty restaurant for s mussels and French fries. You will have a wide rage to choose from according your taste: classic, coked in white wine or in different sauces. Large beer and wine selection. (For those of you who do not like mussels you will find other dishes as well!)

Saturday : Full day excursion to Uzes, Pont du Gard and Avignon
You will discover Uzes, a historic town with a rich patrimony situated in a charming countryside. The Saturday market is very colorful and offers typical local products such as pottery, herbs, olive oil, home-made-cheese etc. After Uzes, we will visit the famous "Pont du Gard", designated by UNESCO as having historic preservation status. This is the biggest romaine viaduct ever built and more than 2000 years old. You can take you take lunch in a caféteria or take you own picnic and join us for a swim in the river afterward. In the afternoon we will discover the famous city of Avignon, with its historic center still completely surrounded by an impressive city wall. Form the cathedral, which dominates the city you can see the river Rhone with its famous bridge. Many boutiques, art galleries and the animation by street musicians make a stroll in the historic center enjoyable.
You can also join in for an optional wine tasting in the exceptional surrounding of the ancient palace of the pope.

Week 3

Monday : Guided tour of the city - Antigone (the new city)
You will discover the Antigone quartier, designed in a neo-classical style by the famous Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill. You will see the Olympic swimming pool, the new National Library, the new "Arc de Triomphe" etc.

Wednesday : Cheese tasting
You will visit the most famous cheese shop of Montpellier. With the expert you will discover several cheeses (like Pélardon, Camenbert, Livarot, Cantal etc.) of many different French regions - a real "Tour de France". You can taste this delicious cheeses and also get lots of advice from the expert.

Thursday : Comedy evening
The most famous comedy theater of Montpellier welcomes you. The program offers different pieces, but they have all one thing in common - they just make you laugh.

Friday : Excursion to Nimes
For some people Nimes is the Rome of France, others call it the French Sevilla - Nimes is very well known for its Arena - similar to the Coliseum in Rome. The "Maison Carré", a magnificent small romaine temple, the "Carré d'Art" which its museum of modern art and the cathedral "Notre Dame St. Castor" next to others highlights contribute to the charm of the city. After a pleasant walk along the "Quais de la Fontaine" you will reach the famous French gardens of the 18th century.


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