With a group of friends we went to visit a friend in Montpellier and continued our trip at the Côte d’Azur in Nice.
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Europe7 days / July 2022
Highs & Lows
The old city of Nice is very picturesque!
It’s really hot during the day
After hearing a lot about this city and having a few days of rest we decided with my friends to travel and let ourselves be impressed by this place.
from Belgium, we traveled to montpellier, a place full of students and visitors from all over the world.
What impacted me the most on my arrival was the amount of green that could be seen from many places, cafes full of a good vibe and plans for all tastes, a city really recommended both to spend a long time, but also for a fascinating weekend.
We arrived on Friday in Montpellier and spent the first weekend there. On Sunday we did a day trip to the fishing town Sète. On Monday we left for Nice and stayed there until Friday. so many surprises to discover!
Q & A
What would you have changed?
If we were there by car, we could’ve went to the nature for a hike. By train this was not really possible. But still, in terms of time the train was the better option (only 6 hours instead of 11h+ by car) .
Anything go wrong during the trip?
We had some delays when taking the train from Montpellier to Nice. We just took a later train from Marseille to Nice, but we weren’t sure if we were allowed to take that one with our ticket. We haven’t been checked, so we might have been lucky.
How was the food?
There are some nice places in Rue Bonaparte
What tips would you give a friend?
It was a quite expensive trip because of the trains, the fact that we stayed at two Airbnbs (you pay twice for service and cleaning) and the restaurants and bars. Just be prepared to spend money :)
We came by train (Thalys from Brussels to Montpellier) and it was so nice to be in the South of France in only 6 hours! It was expensive (€150 for a single ride), but still cheaper than the flights. In France we took the train from Montpellier to Sète and from Montpellier to Nice.
Airbnb, Thalys and SNCF for the trains.