Tuesday, July 11, 2023

A Walk Along the River Lez to the Food Hall in Montpellier

We rise in the morning, walk over the the neighborhood boulangerie for a fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette and a chocolate croissant (pain au chocolat) to start our day, along with some fresh fruit, cheese, charcuterie, and coffee.

Heading out into Montpellier, we walk by Place de la Comédie, through the modern Polygone district and over to the River Lez.

Place de la Comédie

Polygone district

We pass the modern city hall (after the extreme sports setup along the river) and wander through the Port Marianne area across the river.  Many more buildings have been built in Port Marianne since we were last here, this is a thriving area of modern apartments, restraurants, and shops.  And, one of our favorite spots is the food court on the river just past Port Marianne.

City hall

Port Marianne

The local veterinarian has a whisical statue outside the clinic.

Vet office

More new construction in Port Marianne

The path continues along the river

The signs along the path let us know that the Mediterranean is 10 km (6.2 miles) away at the town of Palavas-les-Flots.

10 km to the sea

We continue further along the path, following the river, stopping to admire the poppies growing wild in the fields.

Along the river, fields of poppies

Soon we reach Halles du Lez, a large area of food courts, restaurants, and bars.  We wander in and pick a spot for lunch and a glass of wine in the food court.

Halles du Lez

Creative use of pallets

Lunch:  fish and frites

On our way out of the halles, we pass several old vehicles repurposed for food sales.

Repurposed vehicles

We follow the path along the river back into town and stroll back through the Polygone area to our apartment in the old town.

Returning to town

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