Her school days were far behind her, but Lisa Schwarzbaum was determined to improve her French. Could a woman of un certain age learn to speak with élan (and in the subjunctive)?
Place de La Comedie is the crossroads and heart of Montpellier.
One of Montpellier’s sinuous side streets.
The author near the tram that took her to and from school and all around the town.
In front of the city’s 13th-century Faculté de Médecine, the oldest medical school in Europe.
The rocky shores of Mèze, among the lakeside towns easily reachable from Montpellier.
A frites stand along Montpellier's Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.
Montpellier's very own triumphal arch, built in the late 17th century, on the Promenade du Peyrou.
Gileye Moustapha, a cook born in Senegal who now works at Montpellier’s La Coquille
Only one of the watery pleasures of the port town of Mèze.
Shellfish, especially oysters, abound locally.
Click here to read of writer Lisa Schwarzbaum's experiences while studying French for two weeks in Montpellier.
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