Author Archives: 3jmann

Europe 2017 – Provence Part One

November 2 – 7 Our plan for Provence was fairly simple and constrained by the relatively few days we had to explore this fairly large area of France.  We’d spend three nights in the town of Arles and then relocate not too far away in L’isle Sur-la-Sorgue for two nights before returning to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Six

October 27 – November 1 After parking in a lot just outside the walls of Aigues-Mortes, we walked through one of the large gates that enable access to the town and began our exploration.  A few blocks into our journey we hit a main square, surrounded by shops, restaurants and a small art gallery that […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Five

October 27 – November 1 Time shifting again, we pick up from our November 18, 2017 post which saw us leaving Toulouse, France after completing the Camino de Santiago and spending almost a ten days backtracking through Astorga, Leon, Burgos, and Bilbao.  Blog followers will recall that during our last night in Toulouse: “I began […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Four

September 18-22 After sleeping in due to our late-night festivities, we set out in the early afternoon for the hour long drive up to Nimes.  We’d have an enjoyable time driving around southern France with Francois, much of it to the constant clamor that emanated from his Tom-Tom GPS device, which seemed to only give […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Three

September 18-22 We hung out at the condo in the morning catching up on chores; for us the blog and washing clothes, for Francois working on lesson plans for the class for social workers he teaches and taking care of duties for the professional association he is a part of.  Right around beer o’clock we […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Two

September 18-22 We slept in the next morning, or at least didn’t stir until later, as Francois had generously given us his bedroom while he slept on the very comfortable sofa bed in the front room, or so he assured us.  Believe me, we’ve tried to talk him out of this arrangement but this was […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part One

September 18-22 Our flight to Marseille took just a couple of hours and after landing in Marseille and claiming our luggage, we made our way outside of the airport to find the shuttle bus that would take us to Gare de Marseille St. Charles, the main train station for the two-hour journey to Montpellier. We’d […]