I’m glad I stopped, because it was a beautiful warm spring day, and the city was filled with tourists, wandering musicians, cute shops, and charming restaurants. The city itself was built in the 13th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by huge stone walls and towers. Inside are tiny winding cobble-stone streets, stone buildings, and a beautiful old church. It is considered to be the most intact medieval city left in the world – and definitely worth a visit.
I had lunch in a sunny outdoor restaurant and savored a glass of red wine as I watched the crowds wander down the narrow street. Then I visited the church, and did some shopping to purchase gifts for people back home. I found the prices quite reasonable. It was a wonderful respite, before getting back on the expressway to arrive in Montpellier for the evening.