The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.
This is the final week for me to post doors from Montpellier, France. Though I only wandered around Montpellier for one day, I could have gotten lost in the side streets, botanical gardens, and among the interesting sights for several more.
Nearing the end of the day in Montpellier, my husband, son, and I made our way to the medical university and grounds. The University of Montpellier is one of the world’s oldest universities, established in 1289 by William VII of Montpellier.
This is the fascinating “Montpellier France Languedoc-Roussillon Sundial” on the wall of the University.
Beside the University of Montpellier is the Montpellier Cathedral of Saint Peter, which was built in the Middle Ages in the Gothic architectural style. The cathedral has the status as a national monument.
Rounding the corner from the front of the cathedral, we came upon this lovely bit of street art.
This side door to the cathedral led us to a wonderful surprise inside.
After leaving the grounds of the university and cathedral, our final stop was a visit to the botanical gardens of Montpellier.
A trip inside the gardens is a must if you visit Montpellier. It is the oldest in France, founded by Henry IV in 1593.
Here’s a shot of my son, patiently “watering” a cat who was extremely thirsty.
Good bye Montpellier, see you next time! I’m sure I’ll return as there are many more doors to capture.
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Thank you for stopping by!