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Where to watch football in Montpellier

It can be tough to find a good crowd to watch football in Montpellier. Being a football fan in Montpellier, particularly one from a country where the most common place to gather with friends to watch a game is the pub, can be challenging. The big sport to watch on TV here is rugby. Hailing […]

“You’re welcome” in French

Saying You’re Welcome in French Depending on the situation, just like in English, you can say “you’re welcome” in response to a “merci” or any of it’s derivatives (merci beaucoup, merci bien, cimer in Verlan) in a number of ways. Here’s a summary: De rien Literally: Of nothing. Translation: You’re welcome. Think nothing of it. It’s […]

How To Get to Montpellier’s Beaches By Public Transport

Updated September 2017. In the summer (or the rest of the year!) in Montpellier you’re going to want to get to Montpellier’s beaches, right? Here’s a little guide of ways to get to the various “plages”. Carnon Tram + Walk The closest of Montpellier’s beaches is Carnon but the journey does involve about 30 minutes of […]

Montpellier at Christmas is Magnificent

I love Montpellier. It does Christmas in a classy, elegant way. So much so that I can forgive it the tiny bit of tackiness. Coming from me (a bit of a snob? stickler for quality?) that’s impressive. I can’t stand tacky. Here’s my summary of my first Christmas period in Montpellier. Christmas Lights As the […]

Montpellier – A Christmas Gallery

Here is a gallery of Christmas in Montpellier, France. Photos were taken throughout December 2015.

Avignon at Christmas – Perfect For A Wander

Recently I spent a December day in the southern French city of Avignon. Weather-wise it was a pretty grey day and it was late afternoon and evening where it came alive in my opinion. Avignon is a walled medieval town situated on the border between Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions, and officially designated to the latter. […]

One Month As An English Language Assistant With Aliore

Language Assistant Programme If you’re looking for a way to immerse yourself in French language and culture then a homestay programme as a language assistant might be for you. This is my review of my month that I spent with a family in Grabels, a village just north of Montpellier. The programme is by Aliore. Reasons […]

12 Reasons To Live In Montpellier

I’ve been basing myself in Montpellier for 5 months now and have come to really love the city. I thought I’d share my top reasons for living here. Some exist perhaps because of my background, having come from London. In no particular order, here are some reasons to visit or to choose it as a […]

What Everybody Ought To Know About Pézenas

It would be hard pick out a better little town to visit for the day from Montpellier (or anywhere within practical distance) than Pézenas. If you haven’t done so yet, check out my post on 3 super affordable ways to travel the Languedoc-Roussillon region (link opens in a new tab/window). Pézenas has all the characteristics that I love […]

Thoughts on Paris Terrorist Attacks + Seizing Opportunities

Friday 13th November 2015 will permanently be remembered for one of the most damaging and well-executed co-ordinated terrorist attacks in recent history. 4 almost simultaneous incidents in Paris claimed the lives of 129 people and severely injured many more. It shocked the city, and a nation that was still recovering from 2 attacks in January earlier […]

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