Montpellier, France

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Montpellier is a major city in the south of France, located about 6 miles inland from the Mediterranean. Ancient gothic architecture, veteran street musicians, and boulangeries handed down from generations—balanced with modern development, tech pop-ups, and chic London fashion shops in the bicycle-bustle, humid streets of the Antigone district in city-center.

This city is extremely easy to get to by trains, planes, or automobiles. I suggest wandering around the city, going on market-crawls, getting lost in a random corridor and stumbling into any friendly café or brasserie for an expresso court (short espresso) or a glass of local Pic Saint Loup wine (no judgement if you prefer wine in the morning!). There is seriously something healing about the saltwater of the Mediterranean, so make friends with a local or take a ride share out to the sea, pack a picnic or fresh fruit, croissants, cheese, iced sparkling water…and don’t forget the sunscreen!

 

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