Tour de Montpellier & Nimes, France
After 6 weeks in Spain, it was time to make our way to France. Our first climbing destination was Ceuse. To break up the drive, we stopped in Montpellier and Nimes.
Montpelier is about a 4 hours from Barcelona. We checked into a our Airbnb and just rested from a day of traveling from Mallorca. The next morning we woke up early because we had to hit the road by noon. We grabbed a cafe and croissant at the Plaza la Comedia. If you visit Nimes, we recommend staying around this area.
We strolled the shops and made out way to Musee et Consevatorie D’antomie. Unfortunately, we couldn’t figure out how to get to the entrance to the museum so wandered the halls of the school. If gardens are more your thing, the Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier is nearby.
After circling the school, the sound of the organ drew us into the Montpellier Cathedral. We peeked inside and continued to stroll the streets and made our way back to our Airbnb and packed up. We wished we could stay longer.
Our next destination was Nimes. We spent the whole afternoon zigzagging through every alley, popping into shops, and tasting pastries.
We stumbled upon a wine event called Jeu Divin. For 5€, we got a wine glass and it was good for two fills. They had a variety of wine vendors and food for sale. We sampled a little bit from each vendor. There was a free dance class as well. Afterwards, there were musicians playing in different spots all over town. It seems like this event happens weekly on Thursdays during the summer. We strolled around more and watched the artists play.
The next morning we had breakfast around Place du Marche. We wandered beyond this downtown area and found a open air market. We bought brioche and more pastries for the road. We checked out and hit the road to Ceuse. If you’re ever driving through the south of France, we recommend checking out these two cities, as well as nearby cities too.