If you’re hoping to experience an enchanting Christmas atmosphere with a Mediterranean twist, look no further than the beautiful Montpellier Christmas Market (also known in French as the Hivernales de l’Esplanade), one of the most popular Christmas events in Southern France.
With more than 90 chalets selling all kinds of delicious Christmas market food and handmade gifts, plus beautiful illuminations all around the city center, this signature festive event draws visitors from near and far to experience its unique mix of festive magic and Mediterranean vibes.
If you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Montpellier Christmas Market is like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of Montpellier Christmas Market, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.
NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!
Montpellier Christmas Market Dates
According to this official page, this year’s edition of the Montpellier Hivernales d’Esplanade will take place from Dec 2 – 30, 2023.
Montpellier Christmas Market Locations
You can typically find Christmas market stalls in Montpellier along Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.
There is also usually a giant Christmas tree on Place de la Comédie.
Montpellier Christmas Market 2023 Hotels
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Official Montpellier Christmas Market Website
For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the event’s official website.
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