Activity programme from 27 September to 3 October 2021

Monday 27 September 2021
2.30pm-4.30pm : Guided tour of Montpellier with the Tourist Office
Relive the prodigious rise and the exceptional destiny that Montpellier has forged for itself over the centuries. A journey of a thousand years along the alleys of the historic centre to let you experience the very special atmosphere of the Ecusson.
Price: 9€ with our student card
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Tuesday 28 September 2021
1.30pm-4.30pm : Guided tour of the oldest botanical garden in France
The Montpellier Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in Europe. It was created by order of Henri IV in 1593 for Pierre Richer de Belleval (1564- 1632). At the time it served as a model for designing all the botanical gardens in France, including the one in Paris 40 years later.
Price : FREE
Botanical garden : Boulevard Henri IV

Wednesday 29 September 2021
6.30pm-9.30pm: Tandem with Yellow Chatters
Discover the lovely café de la Panacée and meet people from all over the world for this tandem evening ! You’ll get little flags of the languages you can speak in order to meet people with whom you can interact. It is the perfect occasion to practice your French language skills and to meet new friends !
More information HERE
Price : FREE (Drinks at your expenses)
Café de la Panacée : 14 rue de l’Ecole de Pharmacie

Thursday 30 September 2021
1.45pm-6.30pm: Excursion Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer with Jérémie
Half day excursion. Discover the Camargue and its specific animals: pink flamingos, bulls, horses. The ponds mix with the land or the other way round, man cultivates rice, salt and vines. A town by the sea symbolises this region: Les Saintes Maries de la mer and its fortified Romanesque church, a place of Christian pilgrimage on the road to St Jacques. Pilgrims come here to venerate the relics of the St Maries (Mary Jacoba: aunt of Jesus and Mary Salome: mother of the apostles James and John). The gypsy community gathers here every year to celebrate the relics of their patron saint, Saint Sara. This village is considered one of the oldest Christian cults in the West. Free time in the city and beach. Swimming possible, take swimming costume.
Price : 30€ for the tour
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Friday 1 October 2021
9.00pm : Vernissage of the art exhibition “Sol ! La biennale des Territoires”
MO.CO. presents SOL! the first edition of a biennial exhibition that will reflect the territory and the local art scene. Intergenerational, inclusive, loving to explore the edges, this exhibition aims to be generous, a celebration of the creative dynamic that animates Montpellier and its region.
More information HERE
Price : FREE

Saturday 2 October 2021
9am-6.30pm : Excursion to Pézenas, Canal du Midi and Béziers with Jérémie
Pezenas, nicknamed the little Venice of Languedoc, does not bear this title for nothing. Indeed, it was for many years the capital of Languedoc and the resting place of several French kings, queens and aristocrats, who built many private mansions there. The city inspired Molière, the famous French theatre writer of the 17th century, for more than 10 years. After a tour of the town, we will take a break at the famous black sand beach of Cap d'Agde where its volcano exploded several hundred thousand years ago, creating black sand beaches unique in France. The panorama on the sea is simply splendid. We will discover the famous locks of Fonserannes of the Canal du Midi, the oldest canal in Europe, built 350 years ago, 250 kms long, it is of course registered in the Unesco heritage. Finally, the day will end with a visit to Béziers, the region's wine capital, and its magnificent Gothic cathedral of St Nazaire, with its grandiose panorama over the Béziers region.
Price : 45€ for the day
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Sunday 3 October September 2021
9am-6.30pm: Excursion to Carcassonne with Jérémie
Come and discover its 3 km of double ramparts, its 52 towers, its castle, its ancient Romanesque-Gothic cathedral and its magnificent stained glass windows. Unesco World Heritage Site, famous setting for many films shot in the city, we will discover its many hidden treasures, a real leap into the past (entrance to the castle and ramparts not included). Enjoy a cassoulet, the city's famous speciality.
More information HERE
Price : 49€ for the day
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