It can be pretty tough visiting a new city, or country. You’re not sure where to eat, what to see, or even where to stay. Well I’m here to change all of that with my handy guides! They’re full of tips, tricks, and the best places to go. So stop worrying about how you’re going to make the most of your time in a new place; here are my recommendations for spending 24 hours in Montpellier, France!
24 Hours in Montpellier
- Bakery breakfast
- Grab a pastry from a local bakery. After all, you are in France.
- Go on your own street art tour
- Montpellier is littered with stunning street art. Some of it is political, others comical, some philosophical. Whatever your preference, there’s plenty of art for everyone.
- Interesting architecture
- Montpellier may be a historical town, but there’s also a ton of unique, contemporary structures. You’ll have to be on the look out though as a lot of them seamlessly blend in with the older buildings.
- Take lunch in the historic district
- Littered with traditional brasseries and cafes, you can’t really make a bad decision.
- The Arc de Triomphe…?
- Paris isn’t the only one with an arc. The arc de triomphe and the château d’eau (water tower), extend into the aqueduct, which overlooks Montpellier’s skyline.
- Buy fresh ingredients from a local market
- One of my favourite things to do when visiting the South of France is stop by the food markets. You’ll find a selection of high quality, locally grown produce that will leave you wondering if you ever really tasted a tomato before.
- Make your own homemade feast
- Using the fresh produce you bought at the market, make your own homemade feast for dinner. There’s nothing better than enjoying the warm evenings with some friends, a relaxing bottle of wine, and fresh food.
Hints and Tips for 24 Hours in Montpellier:
- Visit a market!
- Southern France is well known for it’s variety of markets, and Montpellier does not disappoint. From food, to flowers, books and antiques. Check out dates and times of Montpellier’s markets here.
- Street art
- As I mentioned previously, there is plenty of street art in Montpellier. My tip? Keep an eye out down back alleys and close to the ground. Basically look everywhere, because you may be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
Well there you have it, my travel guide to 24 Hours in Montpellier, France!
And don’t forget to check out the my other 24 Hours In… guides.