Friday, 21 November 2008
Le nouveau Montpellier
L'esplanade de l'Europe (quartier Antigone) on the side of the River Lez is a huge amphitheatre of greenery constructed at the end of 70's.
It was a joy to walk in to the place and feel the same axes found in Paris and Versailles. One is instantly oriented.
The atmosphere was soothing and spacious, with lawns and paving set out carefully and harmoniously, leading down to the Avenue du Pirée and the Lez.
The modern architecture surrounding this verdant esplanade, was grandiose and sparkling and the numerous excellent restaurants and bars were tempting to any one whether tourist or local.
An early night was called for, after the drive from Millau.
Tomorrow we would be meeting Marie and who knew what mischief would lie ahead !