I took a tour of the Faculty of Medicine in Montpellier. Here's a shot taken outside and one from inside.
The Faculty of Medicine is currently a renowned place to study. It's one of the oldest medical teaching establishments in Europe and dates from medieval times.
Apparently, in Montpellier (inside a hotel!) is one of the earliest, stone 'medical theatres' where they used to carry out dissections in front of an audience in order to understand anatomy.
I don't know if it's open to the public, but I'm going to find out. If I can, I'd like to visit it one day.
Montpellier is full of flowering laurier and it looks fantastic!
This is a shot taken down the road from where I live.
We went to an historic, annual gathering of old sailing boats in Sete , just along the coast from Montpellier.
Here are some pictures of the galleons and the water ways.
Doesn't this look great?
Today I went for an early Christmas lunch with the 'gals'. We chose a top notch Montpellier restaurant 'La Reserve Rimbaud'.
This was my dessert.
#French patisserie looks fantastic, tastes fantastic and... takes hours to make - as a group of us discovered in this workshop at "Passion Delice" . And we got to take home the goodies!
My sister came to visit and I took her to lunch at my favourite Creperie in downtown Montpellier. She had a classic savoury crepe with ham, cheese and egg, traditionally from the north of France - yum
I love gardening and when I lived in the UK I had an allotment.
Now, in Montpellier, France, I have my Mediterranean garden.
We have a long, dry summer and many plants flower early after the spring rainfall.
Bulbs do particularly well.
Here's a photo of my garden and the lovely early daffodils and violets.
About forty minutes drive from my house, this is 'La Petite Camargue' - a lovely landscape of marshes and lakes. Plus there's a great cycle track for roller blading with my daughter!
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