It’s the last weekend of August. To take full advantage of the last fine days before the start of the school year in September, Midi Libre has listed 30 free tips to take advantage of this weekend.
On this last weekend of August, the wallet may seem empty. Midi Libre has listed thirty ideas for totally free outings and activities, to have fun without spending a single penny!
This weekend, enjoy a meal from the bag in the various parks and gardens of Montpellier and its surroundings. At Montmaur wood park, for lunch in the shade of the trees. But also at Montcalm Park, to let off steam before or after the meal break in the various playgrounds. For lovers of architecture and monuments, go to Domaine D’Ô gardensMontpellier Madness, or at Domain of Restinclieres, for a picnic in front of the castle. For lovers of nature and animals, the Coulondon Park has also set up tables to eat in peace, while birdsong.
With the children
This weekend again, the children are not likely to be bored! On the program, a morning in the Roman remains of the Ambrussum archaeological site. Picnic stop at Lunaret Zoobetween cheetahs and giraffes, before a sporting afternoon at the Baillargues skate park, recently refurbished and totally new. The highlight of the show, an evening under the fireworks, for the last Golden Nights of La Grande-Motte. And to share a sweet and simple moment, head to the Piano festival under the trees in Lunel-Vielwhich offer many free concerts on Saturday and Sunday (see the program on unpianosouslesarbres.com).
Because the region is rich in landscapes, all more different from each other, give yourself a day to enjoy the pleasures of nature, without leaving Montpellier and its surroundings. Direction the Salagou Lake, its turquoise water and its atypical red earth. Or Lo Camin de la Fe, path in the garrigue, in the hope of glimpsing a few more flamingos. The opportunity also to (re)make a stopover at the Petit Travers beach in Carnon, while the flow of tourists is gradually decreasing. And for a walk in the shade of the pines, on foot or by mountain bike, choose Clapiers forestA real haven of peace.
Sports and culture
It keeps moving around town! The Beach Pro Tour tournament Montpellier Beach Masters continues on Place George Frêche, on the forecourt of the Hôtel de Ville in Montpellier, to fill up on adrenaline and good sports vibes before the start of the school year. For a game of pétanque with family or friends, in pairs or triples, head to Parc Rimbaud and its bowling alley of competition. As for walks and cultural exhibitions, Montpellier never lacks good addresses: the Garden of plants (the essential), the Agripark of Mas Nouguier (organic), Peter Lindbergh at the People’s Pavilion (the artistic) and visit of the MOCO Panacea (the original, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.). LHérault Adventure app also allows a guided tour in total autonomy in the old town, to discover the secrets and anecdotes buried in the narrow streets of Montpellier. And, further in the villages, hide the gardens of La Motte in Mauguioan inevitable passage on the way to the Counts of Melgueil.
Evenings with friends
For the most festive, wishing to spend a convivial weekend, the Metropolis and its surroundings still host festivals, concerts and other events. Saturday evening, the weekend opens at Domaine de Banners in Castries at 6 p.m. for their Aire en fête evening, aimed at lovers of the region. The evening continues with Evan and Nunu at 7 p.m. at Les Musicalesplace des Beaux-Arts, for an accordion and voice duo concert or at the bar Le Reservoir, at 7:30 p.m., for the concert by the duo Idik. And this Saturday is also country lessons from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Point Zéro at La Grande-Motte, for dance lovers! Sunday August 28, in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, go to Festival L’étang Suspendu from 5 p.m. for a “Music of the world” concert. Without forgetting the Mama Stock festivalfrom 12 p.m. to midnight at Parc Rimbau on Saturday and Sunday (program on mamasound.fr).
With his dog !
Finally, because our animal friends also deserve a good weekend of games, go to Spirit Dog Solidarity, which is stopping in Montpellier this Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. On the program, distribution of kibble and free canine education classes at Parc Montcalm, for a privileged moment with your doggie. Finally, if you want to enjoy the fine sand and the waves, head to Grand Travers beach in Carnonaccessible to dogs all year round.