Europe 2019 retrospective

For my Europe trip this year I decided to head off to southern France and bypass Paris altogether, and to finish off the trip with a couple of days relaxing in Amsterdam.

Overall the weather was pretty disappointing, most days were cloudy but not too much rain thankfully. Towards the end of May the weather started to get better with one day in Amsterdam being nice and warm (and I even got a bit of a tan!) but I think my next trip would need to be June (but need to avoid all the school holidays).

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Hôtel ibis Styles Lyon Centre – Gare Part Dieu, Lyon, France

Hôtel ibis Styles Lyon Centre – Gare Part Dieu is an OK hotel but set in a bit of a wasteland. While the room and hotel in general were fine there’s just nothing, apart from the train station closeby which, when I was there, was surrounded by construction activities.

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Hotel ibis Styles Montpellier Centre Comedie, Montpellier, France

In Montpellier I had decided to stay around the Comedie area because it was close to alot of restaurants & bars and I could walk to and from Gare de Montpellier Saint-Roch to the hotel. For my trip I’d mostly chosen Accor hotels so had booked myself into Hotel ibis Styles Montpellier Centre Comedie.

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Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Centre Ramblas, Toulouse, France

Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Centre Ramblas, also called the Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Parthenon, is a hotel quite close to Gare de Toulouse Matabiau. A 10 minute walk maximum depending on the pedestrian lights.

The Canal du Midi is a 5 minute walk if you dawdle.

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