Montpellier is a cultural melting pot home to countless restaurants serving all kinds of different cuisines.
A special mention goes to Les Bains in the former public baths. La Maison d’Anna is a little slice of Italy with a tavola vibe whilst Manita at Lez Market serves sun-drenched dishes that sing in your mouth. Join the lawyers at La Coquille between hearings at the Court of Appeal next door for an al fresco lunch on the stunning Place de la Canourgue. Halles du Lez is the new temple on the food scene with a variety you won’t find anywhere else in the South of France.
What about a picnic?
A romantic impromptu picnic on the roof of Le Corum in Montpellier is a real “classic”. Drink in the unique views of the city’s rooftops, Pic Saint-Loup and Hortus. A trip to Bassin Jacques-Coeur is equally special, bang in the city centre but worlds away from its hustle and bustle. Parc Montcalm is a lovely option for the family given its sheer size, but you can also make a beeline for the seaside Maguelone Cathedral. Lac des Garrigues, below Coubertin de la Paillade stadium, is another green spot in the north of Montpellier, as are the Lez riverbanks, near Castelnau-le-Lez, via Monplaisir Park, which also has a play area.