If you like shopping, you cannot miss the small tiny shops in the streets of old Montpellier. Big chains have still not opened here and there are a lot of small stores selling wonderful gifts and second-hand clothing. You cannot miss them!
Le Polygone is the only shopping mall in old Montpellier. It's a good place to have lunch and to relax while touring around the city center, Le Polygone also includes Galérie Lafayette, a large department store very popular in France.
Other shopping malls can be found outside Montpellier.
Modern paintings with an original style.
The boss is often out (bloody artists !). So make an appointment by phone before coming.
What to pay: The artist is not yet known. So you can have a fair price. Go there quickly before he was at the Louvre Museum.
The distric is organised arround a large mall. The project was managed by the catalan architect Ricardo Bofill who chosed to design a neo-classic style distric with colonnade and pediment.
The result is very spectacular and homogeoneous.
Nothing special, we just stopped at this shop in Pezenas for a cake and a coffee while the others shopped.
What to buy: Anything but the chocolate slice. It looked fab but it really did taste like carpet. It took me an hour to finish too. I can manage a Birketts meringue in under 2 minutes!
What to pay: A english pound should do it
Do not make any confusion with the berlingot of Carpentras, the one of Pezenas is rectangular and hand made.
But like its cousin, it is made with flavored sugar.
What to pay: I do not remember the price I pay for a sack plenty of Berlingots but I remember they were cheap.
We only had one cake there that day but we met one of their best customers.
You would never have known eh!