When you arrive in Béziers and you see its acropolis overlooking the Orb, you know immediately that the city will take you by surprise ... At every street corner, the city tells a story, about its history as well as the must-sees and traditions, such as the Feria, rugby and Occitania.

Béziers Pont Vieux

No real surprise when you find out that Béziers has the second largest protected sector in France, after Paris. You just have to take a walk down the Allées Paul Riquet to feel the Southern vibe that the city exudes.

It is a journey through the centuries when we discover the traces of Roman influence (with the ancient amphitheater and the arenas), when we see the medieval heritage with the Saint-Nazaire cathedral and the narrow streets of the old center. And then, of course, there is “Béziers la Triomphale”, that of the XNUMXth century, where wine fortunes are displayed through the beautiful Haussmannian facades of the Allées Paul Riquet.

But Béziers is also home to the Canal du Midi and this spectacular staircase of locks at Fonséranes locks and, a little further on, the canal bridge to cross the Orb.

The second city of the Hérault department is ideally located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Haut-Languedoc mountains. Béziers is a dynamic city with strong tourist potential thanks to its climate, the richness of its heritage and the proximity of the beaches, Béziers has built its reputation on wine-making, rugby and the traditional Feria, a top event of the summer season.

It is absolutely necessary to take the time to stroll in the alleys, to visit this surprising city from which came two great figures of our French history: Pierre-Paul Riquet, creator of the Canal du Midi and Jean Moulin, great resistance member of the Second World War .