Tag: Montpellier

One from the vaults: Postcard from the (De)Tour

As I’ve been watching the Tour de France most afternoons this week, I thought I might revisit this post from 2016 – was it really 5 years ago? Last year, on the way  to the Amstel Gold race, we ate lunch in Macon. It… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the (De)Tour”

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”