Right at the top of the Rue de l’Université in the heart of Montpellier’s old town, Mary Cherry’s little Bake Shop has been delighting locals’ taste buds since 2013. Sit in or takeaway it offers cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies, ice cream, or banana bread. Always seasonal and always homemade.
Joy Healthy Food: I love this little place, a mix of yoga studio, cafe, juice bar, neo-bistro, and delicatessen. I’d recommend Sunday brunch. It’s to die for.
I love strolling through Lez market. A little village of its own within the city where shops, jumble sales, restaurants, start-ups, and concept stores rub shoulders... all in a trendy industrial setting.
Still in Lez market, I just love Baraquette with its cutting edge interior, winter brunches, and summer BBQs.
As a vegetarian, Green Lab is my favourite spot in the old town, whether sitting in with one of their amazingly colourful dishes, or taking away one of their pita breads and delicious fillings. More importantly, they also do the best falafels in Montpellier.
La Barbote isn’t far from the train station, and it’s the best microbrewery for miles around. They even do unpretentious snacks to go with your drinks. Perfect for a night out with friends!
I love Montpellier’s new Port-Marianne neighbourhood. Firstly, it offers wide open spaces, and it has everything: little shops and supermarkets, restaurants and concept stores. For example, I found Le Nuage, which is home to a restaurant, gym, and beauty bar, amongst others.
Parc du Peyrou
You can’t come to Montpellier without going for a walk in Peyrou Park. Just 5 minutes from the city centre, it affords great views of the region. You’ll find bric-a-brac stalls there on a Sunday morning.
Montpellier Opera House
Just once in your life you have to go to an opera like this one! An original programme and special rates for young people.