When to go
Antananarivo has a warm temperate climate where the warm season is marked by stormy rains and a very cold winter. In general, the weather in Antananarivo is pleasant.
How to get there
Ivato International Airport connects Antananarivo to the world's major cities. From Paris, fly directly to Ivato Airport with regular flights from Air Madagascar.
Where to stay
The hotel "Colbert" is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city, a real palace with sublime surroundings. The "Tana Hotel" is also in town. From hotels "La Ribaudière" or "Urban Hotel", the view onto the city centre is exceptional.
Where to eat
The restaurants of these hotels offer a variety of menus. For local cuisine, make an appointment at "Chef Mariette", a renown chef of Malagasy gastronomy.
What to see
Visit the capital, see the hills with their ancient buildings dating back to colonisation and the historical monuments, starting with the Queen's Palace in Manjakamiadana. Not far from there lies the Prime Minister's Palace and the avenues that have marked history. You can also visit the Ambohimanga Palace of former King Andriananmpoinimerina located a few kilometres outside of the capital.