When to go
A climate of Fianarantsoa is of a temperate and warm type, you can go all the year except during the cyclonic seasons between the months of February and April.
How to get there
By car, it takes 6 hours to reach Fianarantsoa from Antananarivo. To reach the statue of the virgin, take the bus 22 or 23, the bus stops in Ambozontany, walk half an hour to reach the statue.
Where to stay
At the Hotel Soafia and hotel Vannie, located in the heart of Fianarantsoa city. You also have the possibility to choose your accommodation in Zomatel, Soratel, Bed and Breakfast Villa Sylvestre or Le Cotsoyannis ...
Where to eat
At the Tsara Guest House Restaurant which offers European specialities, La Surprise Betsileo restaurant for typical Malagasy dishes. At Lac Hôtel, the chef's speciality: wild duck hunted by the owner himself. Also: the Little Food or the Golden Dragon.
What to see
During your trip to Fianarantsoa do not forget to see the old town which is located along the passageway before arriving at the statue of the Holy Virgin. Besides the statue, the view is magnificent, the whole city in panorama. Do not forget to visit the Fianarois artisans known for their talent.