When to go
Antananarivo has a warm temperate climate. Its hot season is characterized by stormy rains while winters can become quite chilly. However, the weather is quite pleasant in Antananarivo.
How to get there
Ivato International Airport, a dozen kilometres and an hour from Ambohitrombihavana, connects Antananarivo to the world's major cities. From Paris, take the regular flights by Air Madagascar.
Where to stay
Hotel Colbert - SPA & Casino is one of the most elegant hotels in the city, a real palace with a sublime setting. The Tana Hotel is also located downtown, while the La Ribaudière Hotel and the Urban Hotel offer an exceptional view of the city centre.
Where to eat
The restaurants of these hotels offer a diverse menu. For local cuisine, visit "Chef Mariette", a well-known chef of Malagasy cuisine. At the Maison des Cotonniers, the dishes are served on the terrace, above a lovely street in the Ambatonakanga district.
What to see
Tour the capital, its old colonial buildings and historic monuments, starting at the Queen's Palace in Manjakamiadana. Discover nearby the Prime Minister's Palace and the narrow streets where history has left its marks. You might also like to visit the Ambohimanga Palace (the one of the former King Andrianampoinimerina), just a few kilometres away from the capital.