Montpellier got off to a perfect start in Pool Three of the Amlin Challenge Cup with a 20-13 win over Exeter at Sandy Park.
An early Dimitri Pelo converted try put the visitors in the driving seat as Exeter struggled to get a hold on the game.
Montpellier fly-half Raphael Lagarde kept the scoreboard ticking over to give them a 13-6 half-time lead, the Chiefs only points coming from the boot of Ryan Davis.
Seta Tuilevuka struck with a devastating try shortly after the interval to blow the hosts away.
But the Chiefs came back and scored a try of their own thanks to Chad Slade in the final minutes.
Davis kept his cool and converted to snatch an unlikely losing bonus point
On Thursday, Newcastle Falcons opened their Amlin Challenge Cup account with a 22-16 victory over Bourgoin.