Outside the cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe (there is another similar one in Paris) stands across from the Promenade du Peyrou, completed in 1774, which offers expansive views of the city and contains a statue of the sun king, Louis XIV, originally unveiled in 1718 and later melted down during the French Revolution to make cannonballs. In 1838, the current statue was installed, one half the size of the original.
Arc de Triomphe
Promenade du Peyrou
From the Arc de Triomphe, we reenter the old town and wander over the the food hall, Marché de Montpellier, and admire the displays in the shops and stalls.
Marché de Montpellier
And, after wandering through the market, it's time for lunch in a nearby restaurant: croque-monsieur Italian (ham, mozzarella, tomato, and gruyère) and chevre (goat cheese, tomato tartar, and gruyère).
At BG, we settle in for an amuse bouche from the chef, followed by a shared appetizer of tempura de gamba, main courses of filet de bar and filet de turbot, and a cheese plate for desert.
Amuse bouche, shrimp tempura
Filets of bar and turbot
Another great day!