I'm behind again, so my description won't do Montpelier justice. Amazing food, town weather, and people. Pain au chocolat with fresh orange juice every morning after my walk to work, really fresh fish and bright vegetables, and some pretty tasty desserts. (And I'm not a dessert person.) The three-hour dinners made it difficult to work a lot - but it's a difference in lifestyle.
I'm still thinking through the lifestyle difference, but I definitely have a lot more respect for it now.