Saturday, May 18, 2013

Montpellier, France 2 May 2013

lovely architecture

lots of wonderful wrought iron on the buildings

trompe d'oeil paintings on some of the buildings, all of this is fake, people included!

another trompe d'oeil with fake reflection of the church

a medieval church

same church from the other side

lots of fun streets and stores

cute shop where I found some fun sandels

very pretty stone buildings

there were fun cafes everywhere

they have a triumphal arch

curved buildings are a favorite of mine

lots of people were out in the numerous cafes

very pretty streets

inside cathedral of saint pierre, dates back to 1536

St Peter

cathedral stained glass

side of cathedral of saint pierre

very different type of cathedral facade

walking away from the cathedral

courtyard of restaurant where we had lunch 

place de la comedie, main square

opera house from late 1800's in the place de la comedie
Montpellier is the capital of Languedoc- Roussillon region. we had a few hours to explore and eat lunch before getting our train to marseille for the plane to Rome. It is a fun city, not too large, great buildings, fun stores, streets, and cafes. Hopefully we will have the change to return and explore more of the city.

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