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While many associate Montpellier with lazy summer days by the Mediterranean coast, there are still plenty of things to do in the Winter. Being close to the Alps and Pyrenees, as well as the Cévennes, means there are plenty of ski resorts near Montpellier. Cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing, known locally as raquette, are also options and a great way to experience breathtaking winter scenery within a few hours drive of Montpellier.

With its squares and parks quiet, Montpellier can seem to almost hibernate through the winter but there’s still plenty to do in the town. For those interested in sports Montpellier has football, rugby, and handball teams which all offer an affordable and fun day out. Alternatively, the galleries, museums, and cinemas, some of which show films in their original language, known as VO in France, are a great way to escape a dull day. Whatever your interests the following guides should help you find ideas for things to do during winter in Montpellier.

Things to do in Montpellier when it rains – Looking for things to do when it rains in Montpellier? With kids in tow? Look no further. Here you’ll find a smattering of options for rainy days in Montpellier.