1. A nice hotel to stay is the Best Western Guilhem: nice designhotel-entrance in the old citycentre, with the botanical gardens around the corner and the popular terraces within a minute walking. The rooms are comfortable with French Grandeur-interior.
2. Ma premiere cantine is one the best places to go for a sundaybrunch. Any other time of the week is fine too, but the brunch is extremely popular amongst the locals and at Ma premiere cantine you will get one of the finest the city has to offer. Don’t be surprised if you are the only tourist here, as they other tourists don’t sacrifice their precious time for queing in the waitingline. But if you are prepared to do so, you will be rewarded with delicious bread, cheeses, salad, pain au chocolat and croissants.
3. I tried to pick one ‘Salon de thé’ but it’s impossible. The tea-bars are all the rage in Montpellier and you can take a seat at any of them for a unique experience. Get one of the many teas they serve and indulge yourself with something sweet aside.
4. Southern Europeans have dinner at around 8 or 9 pm. And they will take their time to e njoy the food. If you don;t want to sit alone in a restaurant at 6, you might want to enjoy some fingerfood while sipping wines at a local winebar. At Esprit Vin I had plenty of choice for the wines and the platter with meat was a great pick too! The free WiFi was an extra plus.
5. Why only drink your milkshake icecold if you can have a warm version as well? Especially with autumn and winter coming up, I was surprised that nobody came up with this idea before. Anyway, at Milkshake Coffee they have milkshakes bases on all your favourite cookies and chocolates.