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Postcard from Montpellier, France: Part II

20 Jun

As much as I enjoyed the Jardin des Plantes in Montpellier (France’s oldest botanic garden), there were other sights to be seen. After leaving the gardens, I wound my way through central Montpellier by way of the Cathedral of St. Pierre.

It was closed when I passed by, but I quite liked the red doors …

… and the amazing porch (this photo looks straight up into the arch of the porch).

I was also lucky enough to meet up with a friend of a friend, who took me on a lovely outing to Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone on the coast. We passed a field of poppies on the way, and I managed to get a photo just before a farmer passed by on a tractor, plowing them up.

Then we arrived at the coast, a place where vineyards meet the sea…

… and white birds scamper in the water (egret) and roost in trees (peacock)…
… near the old Cathedral of Maguelone.