A trip to the South of France, to the little Paris of the South, to Montpellier. Montpellier has been on top of the list with places to see and visit.
It’s a small city, with lovely people, shops and restaurants. Within 4 days you start to recognise the city.
We arrived in a beautiful hotel, Hotel Oceania, with a lovely hostess. She came originally from America, lived in Arnhem for 1 year and met her boyfriend, who is from Montpellier. Now they live in Montpellier, so she speaks fluently French, English and a little Dutch.
Montpellier has got a huge botanical garden, which is on a walking distance from Place de la Comédie, it’s like 15 minutes. Of course there are more ways to get there, we took the one through the little streets. So around 11.30 we sat down for our first coffee.
After a few more minutes of walking we saw the Arc de Triomph and behind that you’ll see a beautiful park.
These two pictures are taken in the park, and for a second I thought I could cross that bridge. But that’s not possible, and I was kind of intrigued, because it looks like one of those abandoned pictures you see on the internet. And since I’m watching lots of those videos where people visit those places I had to take a photo.
We took another trip to the botanical garden, just because we were not really finished exploring. The botanical garden opens at 12 o’clock and we had to leave to the airport at 14.30, so we were kind of in a hurry. But happily it all worked out great.
The 3rd day I bought this ‘Amour’ shirt at a local shop called, Pop cultures.
Hotspot alert – L’appart’thé
You can find this cute place in the center of the old village. They’ve got a different plat du jour every day, and those homemade pies. So yummy.
Their coffee is absolutely one of the best espresso’s I’ve ever had, so secretly I took three coffees during lunch.