Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs

I'm always amazed and pleased at the amount of life in Montpellier. I left the hotel at nearly 10pm on a warm Sunday evening. The streets were busy, there were bands playing, vendors offering their wares, couples, some with kids and groups out enjoying themselves. The choice of restaurants wasn't as great as on a weekday, but there was still room to move, ponder and vacillate.

The meal itself was pleasant enough, and certainly well worth the 21 Euros. A terrine, then lamb and Profiteroles to finish, with half a bottle of wine. Nothing exceptional, just reasonable food at good value.

As I left the restaurant just over an hour later, the number of people had thinned slightly, but was still a fair crowd, the bands were still playing and the vendors were still vending. The only place I saw packing up for the evening was "Hamburger Quick".

The other notable aspect of this town is the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It's got nothing of the arrogance of Paris, or the aggression of London. I've not felt threatened in any way walking around the streets in the evenings. It's nice to be able to just sit back and not worry about anything.

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