I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks in Montpellier earlier this year, studying French. Montpellier is exactly my kind of city – fairly small, walkable, artsy, has fantastic weather and tons of delicious food. If you’re heading to France soon and wondering where to eat in Montpellier, I recommend:
For breakfast there is no beating the patisseries. There are two I strongly recommend:
Des Rêves et du Pain was named the best patisserie in France a few years ago, and this everything from this place is insanely delicious. However the staff are not the nicest and it’s more expensive than other patisseries.
Lo Monaco is just as good (better?), with more/cheaper things on offer and the smell wafting out of this place in the morning is the actual best way to start your day.
I loved my lunches at Auden. The food was so good, fresh, and healthy. Exactly what I was craving after eating almost entirely noodles and zebu whilst living in Madagascar. Most days I ate here, went to the market and had some sort of cheese, fruit, and bread combination, or got something from Lo Monaco.
Absolutely go for wine and a crepe at Le Melody and enjoy the views of the Cathedrale Saint Pierre.
There’s a ton to do in Montpellier as well, a small mountain to climb and a bike ride to the beach, but as I was locked in the library my only time appreciating the city was during meal times. I’ll go back at some point and write a better guide to Montpellier, but until then I’ve got the most important bit – the food!