I really enjoyed our day in Montpellier, it is a really vibrant city and we walked a fair bit so we managed to see quite a lot. The photo above is taken in the city's Place de la Comedie (which is the main focus point.)
What impressed me about Montpellier was the transportation system - they are keen to encourage drivers to park on the outskirts of the city and so this is what we did. We then did a 'Park +Tram' which cost only 4.40 euros for all day parking and for both of us to use the trams in and out of the city!! I think that is pretty amazing value.
I knew through some prior Internet research that there was at least one vintage shop in Montpellier but I made a point of not remembering where it was, as we were only going to be there for one day and I didn't want to spend the day looking for a vintage shop, which may or may turn out to be good. Despite this, I happened to stumble upon two vintage shops - both were called 'Absolute Vintage' and this was the store that I had previously found on the Internet. I guess that my internal GPS is programmed to find vintage stores, even if I am not actively seeking them out! Neither shop was fantastic for pre-1960s clothes but there was a rather lovely 1950s day dress in one of the stores which fitted really well but I did not think it was well priced at 90 euros, so I did not buy it.
This next set of photos were all taken at the foot of the Statue of Louis XIV and is near the Promenade du Peyrou.
|I call this the "euro pose" as I have seen a number of European girls doing this ladylike pose, not only on this holiday but on previous holidays too, so I thought I would copy it!|
This dress is a really lovely lightweight cotton, so perfect for super hot weather (though as these photos demonstrate, at that time of day, it wasn't as hot as we thought it was going to be.) I had planned to wear my straw hat with this dress but it was just far too windy, so it got left in the car.
I have about 2-3 more holiday outfit posts planned (depending on if I am brave enough to show you my lovely Esther Williams swimsuit that I wore on the beach...)
Dress: Vintage from Etsy
Camera Bag: Vintage from eBay (unfortunately I do not own a vintage camera to go in the bag!)
Bag: Vintage from The Retro & Jukebox Fair in Brighton
Necklace: Vintage from Etsy