Experience Christmas time in Montpellier with the upcoming Christmas market

19th November, 2015
During Christmas time, the towns and cities of France come alive with Christmas lights, entertainment and markets, with the southern city of Montpellier being one of the best places at this time of year. This year, the event will be taking place between December 4 and 27, meaning that there is plenty of time to visit and explore the city at this magical time of year.

The centre of Montpellier encapsulates the true essence of a Mediterranean Christmas, with the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle and the Place de la Comedie lined with stalls and numerous activities to get involved in. Among the lights and colours, you?ll discover stalls filled with local delicacies, artisanal crafts and all sorts of wonderful gifts, including scented candles, handmade lace, wines and perfumes. The stalls stay true to their roots as well ? rather than using the chalets borrowed from German markets, the market using cabins made from timber and reeds, true to the style of the Carmargue cowboys.

Alongside the market, you?ll also be entertained by the parades, as well as the guided tours through the city, accompanied by a glass of mulled wine, and art fairs, showcasing the best of the local talent. If you?re planning on visiting Montpellier during this wonderful time of year, visit our website to browse our Languedoc villa collection ? each designed to ensure you enjoy the perfect French holiday.

Image: Wolfgang Staudt, available under Creative Commons