Along the banks of the Lez
We pass flocks of wild flamingos in the water and, as we stop to take picture, another rider tells us to keep going, there are even more a little further down the path.
Flamingos in the wild
We follow the path to the small towns of Pavalas-les-Flots and Carnon, small fishing villages and beach towns on the Mediterranean. It's a little chilly for swimming, but we can enjoy the views and the sand and sea.
Beachside fishing villages
A tribute to those who work the sea
Streets of Pavlas-les-Flots
The fishing boats have small stands on the dock to sell the catch when they pull in. We're too late for that today (next trip, when we have a kitchen) and settle for lunch at a small restaurant across from the docks in Pavlas-les-Flots, sharing moules/frites and seafood salad (and a small carafe of local white wine).
Monles/frites, seafood salad
As the sun starts to set over the Mediterranean, we bicycle back into Montpellier to find people dancing in the courtyard in front of the city hall, near our hotel. We ask the hotel staff what they're doing and they shrug and say, "They're dancing."
City hall dancing
All this bicycling has built up a good appetite and we walk back to Cafe des Arts in Old Town for dinner, having filet of dorade (again) and a camenbert roti au four avec salad vert et charcuterie (oven-roasted camenbert with green salad and assorted charcuterie). And, this time, desert, a pear tart (tarte aux poires).
Dorade, roasted camenbert and charcuterie
A great day in Montpellier!