Off the beaten track, Montpellier opens its suburbs to the most curious.
In Figuerolles for example, the market on the Roger Salengro square is one of the cheapest in town but also one of the most colourful.
Here, in this multicultural community, one can find the best products to make a mint tea or a ‘taboulé’.
«Come and visit this market once and you will never want to go to a supermarket again!» shouts René, his overflowing basket in hand.
«The stall handlers are so helpful, the products so fresh and the atmosphere so characteristic that anywhere else seems bland by comparison » adds this retired man.
This neighborhood has another speciality. Here all the generations mix. When the evening comes, the night owls like to meet up in ‘La Pleine Lune’ bar which combines a good mix of international music with art exhibitions, making this place a cultural landmark.
« Aren’t we happy here? » asks Alain sitting on the bar terrasse and who has been living in this neighbourhood for 15 years.