In Montpellier, our ideas for excursions with children (without taking the car)

If the blockade of the refineries seems to be gradually reduced, it is always the race to fill its gas tank. And petrol is expensive. And besides, the car is not super green. For the holidays, 20 minutes has uncovered five activities for Montpellier residents to do with the kids, as a family, in the city while leaving your vehicle in the garage.

In the Bubble by comics writer Lewis Trondheim

Lewis Trondheim is the prestigious guest at Pierresvive’s media library at La Mosson. The Montpellier man, one of the most prolific comic writers of recent years, offers visitors an immersion in his universe with the exhibition. Lewis Trondheim makes trouble. The creator of Lapinot or Roi Catastrophe, who reinvented Mickey and Donald in 2016 and 2018, reveals dozens of documents (paintings, illustrations, notebooks, etc.) that allow you to enter his artistic gymnastics.

“With an unprecedented involvement of the author, this very first exhibition dedicated to him presents all the components of Lewis Trondheim’s artistic universe, from learning to draw to the reflections inspired by our contemporary world”, rejoiced during the creation of the exhibition, in 2020, Pierre Lungheretti, the director of the International City of Comics and Pictures.

By Pierresvives. FREE ENTRY. Tuesday to Saturday at 10 am to 7 pm until January 28.

Tram line 3, Hôtel du département stop, and bus 19 towards Pierre de Coubertin, Lycée De Vinci stop. Or line 1 on the tram, Halles de la Paillade stop, and bus 19 towards Hôtel du département, Lycée De Vinci stop.

The exhibition on Lewis Trondheim, during its creation, in 2020, in Angoulême. – ISA HARSIN / SIPA

At Planet Ocean we celebrate all the stars

Your toddlers may have always dreamed of being stars. This could be the opportunity to touch this dream with your finger, on Planet Ocean. During the All Saints holiday, the Montpellier complex, which includes an aquarium and a planetarium, offers plenty of entertainment on the stars: starfish and celestial stars. The first real angels in the oceans will be closely observable by children, guided by marine life specialists, every day from 11:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 15:00.

Their very, very, distant cousins, the celestial stars, will also be observable like never before, at the Planetary Dome, every day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Finally, Company of Starry Tales offers this Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm a puppet show, accompanied by an orchestra, which mischievously tackles ecology and astronomy.

At Planet Ocean. Entertainment included in the entrance fee.

Tram line 1, Place de France stop.

A fairground at Halle Tropisme

La Halle Tropism is the place to be, Montpellier. You can have a drink, grab a bite to eat, hunt for bargains, attend concerts, meet artists in their workshops, etc. And take a little tour! Periodically, during the All Saints holidays, this high cultural site will host a large carnival. With duck fishing, small propeller boat trips in the swimming pool, carousels, sugar candy etc. « During the Mosaïque Gipsy Bohème festival [du 28 septembre au 2 octobre], we invited showmen to arrange rides and entertainment. Given the success, we offered them to stay. And they accepted! “, exults Halle Tropisme, which will take on a festive air in Neu-Neu during the holidays.

Note, Halle Tropisme hosts many activities for children on the occasion of the Bruxellisme festival, dedicated to Belgium, from 28 to 30 October.

At Halle Tropisme. This Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 28 at 5 p.m., October 29 at 2 p.m. and October 30 at 10 a.m. on the occasion of the Bruxellisme festival.

Tram line 2, Mas Drevon stop. Or bus 11, Mas de Merle or Gouara stops.

A festival for toddlers

In Montpellier, we also think about small children. From November 1 to 30, the city hosts the Festival de l’éveil des tout-petits, dedicated to toddlers from 0 to 6 years old. For a month, lots of motor skills, painting, cooking or reading workshops, storytelling, games, shows or sports sessions will be offered to young parents and their children, in Maisons pour tous, municipal nurseries, in the city’s museums and media libraries. . Everything is free or at very low prices.

Among the highlights of the event is an opera for babies up to 3 years old at the Fabre Museum on November 5 at 10.15 and at 11 a.m. “Making our young people aware of art, culture and knowledge from an early age helps to effectively fight social inequalities in terms of development and fulfillment”, assure Michaël Delafosse (PS), the mayor of Montpellier, and his deputy Tasnime Akbaraly. It is the city’s Pôle Petite Enfance that carries this festival, of which this will be the first edition.

Anywhere in the city. From 1 to 30 November.

Leave a Comment