Tag: Montpellier

Sculpture Saturday #15

The equestrian statue of Louis XIV is located in the centre of the Peyrou promenade in Montpellier (Hérault). It was erected in 1828 and classified as a historic monument in 1954. This bronze statue is the second version of the representation of the king,… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #15”

Wordless Wednesday

For Carol Anne: a honey coloured stone statue and fountain in Montpellier, France

12 days of Christmas: day 2

In late February my beloved had a meeting with a professor at Montpellier university, giving me an opportunity to wander once again around the town. This time I visited its famous Fabre Museum. This building, on the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle – every French… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 2”

Days out: Fabre Museum, Montpellier

Having spent the morning strolling around Montpellier in the warm sunshine, I was happy to retreat indoors in the afternoon to explore some more of the city’s hidden gems. But first my beloved and I dined in the museum’s restaurant which came highly recommended.… Continue Reading “Days out: Fabre Museum, Montpellier”

Trip to Montpellier

I first visited this charming city in 2009 when it provided the parcours for stage 4 (a team time-trial) in that year’s Tour de France. The Tour had kicked off in Monaco, where I’d worked as a volunteer, then my beloved and I had… Continue Reading “Trip to Montpellier”

Postcard from the (De)Tour

Last year, on the way  to the Amstel Gold race, we ate lunch in Macon. It was a delightful place and, as we didn’t have time to look around, we resolved to return. The start of this year’s Tour de France in Normandy gave… Continue Reading “Postcard from the (De)Tour”