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“What A Trip!” Festival 2022

From 21 09/22
From 21 September 2022
to 25 September 2022
Information updated on 16/09/22

The International Travel and Adventure Film Festival is the meeting place for travel and adventure lovers, with a film competition highlighting alternative means of travel, for example, taking a sporting, humanitarian, or responsible approach.

What A Trip! has become a major cultural event in the Occitanie region, attracting nearly 136,000 visitors since its creation and presenting an average of 25 films every year.
The next edition of the festival will take place from September 21 to 25, 2022 in downtown Montpellier but also online, giving the festival an opportunity to reach the four corners of France and even beyond the country’s borders.
What A Trip! is a popular event whose goal is to promote greater understanding of the world through the practice and culture of travel. More than 90% of its activities are free of charge to the public, including conferences, workshops, concerts, photo exhibitions, and educational screenings.


  • Film competition
Salle Rabelais (ON festival) and Fabre museum (OFF festival)
With an average of 25 films projected and eight prizes awarded by a jury comprised of leading personalities from the world of travel and culture, adventurers-protagonists take the public on a four-day journey filled with breathtaking images and adventures of various kinds (solidarity, sports, initiation, family, etc.).
What A Trip! also offers a “Carte Blanche Ushuaïa TV session” featuring three films, several special sessions, and an OFF festival in partnership with the ABM Montpellier association.
  • “Travel village”
Place du Peyrou, 800 meters from Salle Rabelais and Place de la Comédie in downtown Montpellier
This year, What A Trip! offers its visitors a new village on an exceptional site in the heart of Montpellier (as the previous location - Esplanade Charles de Gaulle - is currently under construction). Activities, advice about destinations around the world, food trucks, wellness, agencies, insurance providers, equipment manufacturers, tourist offices, booksellers, and artisans will all be present to provide information to every type of traveler.
With nearly 40 conferences and workshops featured at the Travel Village throughout the festival, What A Trip! will also be a time for discovery, learning, and sharing.
After each film projection, visitors are invited to meet directors, adventurers, and protagonists for a question-and-answer session. As night settles in on the Travel Village, festivalgoers will gather in front of the What A Trip! stage for a series of exceptional free concerts.
  • Photo exhibitions
About a dozen sites in Montpellier and the greater metropolitan area
What A Trip! is also a cultural journey through the city, in which images, aesthetics, and the transmission of emotions take on all their meaning. Photos and travelogues are presented to the public.
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