Ludovico Magno & Hippocrates of Kos, an excursion to Montpellier in three Parts

PART THREE Ambling along posh rue Foch, leaving triumphal arch and royal park behind us, we soon turned into rue Saint-Firmin, again entering the rabbit warren of those narrow, ancient street of l’écusson. Only minutes later we’re stepping into the magic of Place de la Canourgue.  Immediate consensus among us: here we’d like to live! […]

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Ludovico Magno & Hippocrates of Kos, an excursion to Montpellier in three Parts

PART TWO Emerging from a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys onto Rue Foch, the grandest street in Montpellier, we enter an elegant neighborhood with expensive shops, boutique hotels and the architectural splendor of the old Quartier Judiciaire, the law courts. This quartier or neighborhood resembles a typical Parisian quartier created by the fabled prefect, baron […]

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Ludovico Magno & Hippocrates of Kos, an excursion to Montpellier in three parts

PART ONE Again we turn back the clock a few months and return to France, where we enjoyed a home exchange in the town of Pézenas, département de l’Hérault [Occitan: Erau] in the Languedoc-Roussillon region last May. While in Péz we visited the préfecture or chef-lieu MONTPELLIERS, the administrative capitol of the department.  The city […]

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