We may live in one of the mildest, sunniest cities in France, but we still have a winter here. But hibernating is out of the question, because Montpellier is brimming with cosy tea rooms where you can nestle as you wait for summer to return. Come for an hour or for the day, on your own or with friends, to read or have brunch, and you can brave the winter with pastries and homemade tarts.
The must? Sit at a table outside, under a soft blanket, watch your hot cocoa steam, and bask in this unique winter light. You won’t even feel the cold.