We spent January in Montpellier, France, and exploring the city has been a delight. We chose Montpellier because there is plenty to see and do in the city as well as many amazing places to see within a short drive. We also thought we would like to stay in a city for our first temporary home so that we could take care of any logistics that we may not been able to take care of stateside. Luckily, we were able to take care of most concerns before we left, but we still feel it was a good idea to ease into our new lives with a larger city.
We’ve adjusted well so far. We have enjoyed all the architecture, shops, and culture here. The tram is just minutes from our apartment and very cheap compared to Denver. It is just a little over a dollar per ride. The Place de la Comédie has been the starting point for most of our excursions in the city. It is the town square and a must see if you travel here. There are many cute shops and yummy restaurants. We have enjoyed all the little alleys with shops and hidden treasures around every corner.
We visited two art museums, and they could not have been more different. The Fabre Museum with its Flemish, Italian, and Dutch paintings and sculptures from the 17th to 19th centuries were beautiful. The Brut Museum was the modern art museum and so much fun to walk around. The Brut Museum was just a short walk from our apartment.
We came during the off season so a couple of things on our wish list have been closed. Brad was disappointed that the Anatomy Museum was closed for renovation. I was bit relieved. I have a habit of passing out at the sight of body parts in jars. We been able to see a lot and we have enjoyed not having to compete with thousands of tourists. The weather has been cool, but nothing like Colorado in winter for which we are thankful. We often sit out on our balcony and toast to another wonderful day even if that means taking a blanket out with us.
We are happy with the time we have spent here, and we are not done yet. Cheers to all and on to more exciting times.