Category Montpellier

Europe 2017 – The Legend of Jenny Manetta

August 24 – November 15 As promised (threatened?) in the last post, I’d like to talk a bit about Jenny Manetta, who we’ve referred to quite a few times while we recounted our month with the Greeks, and for those of you whose heads are spinning as I’ve time shifted major sections of the blog […]

Europe 2017 – Summary, Part Five

August 24 – November 15 The final country we’d spend time in is one we continue to find fascinating and wonder how we’ve let it slip past us during the course of our many visits to Europe.  This would be France.  Although we’d been to Paris many times when stopping in to see Francois and […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Seven

November 8-11 We had a cup of coffee (a welcome change from the Nescafe packaged drink we bought each night at the market) in the breakfast room at Les Nevons before departing for Avignon and the train to Montpellier.  This all went smoothly, retracing our steps and the familiar sites taking much of the anxiety […]

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 […]