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Béziers is situated at the heart of the largest vineyard in the world the Languedoc Roussillon and is the capitol of wine for the region. The wines of St.Chinian, Corbières, Minervois and Fitou now count as some of the finest to be found in France. Béziers is a beautiful town, its many squares with pavement cafés and restaurants, good shopping, a covered market 'Les Halles', with superb fresh fish, cheese, paté, vegetables etc. There is also a variety of outdoor markets every week. A magnificent cathedral and other historic buildings, art galleries and museums.

It is the birthplace of Pierre Paul Riquet, the builder over, 300 years ago, of the Canal du Midi, a truly magnificent engineering achievement which connects the Mediteranean with the City of Toulouse. The canal is now a paradise for cruising and leisure, and it is possible to hire a boat for the day, or dine out on a restaurant barge.

The world-famous Béziers Feria takes place in August each year.

This is a four to five day carnival which reflects the life of Catalonia - with a mixture of French and Spanish traditions - including bullfighting in the Béziers Bullring. Street parties and a mardi gras atmosphere help make a unique experience and one not to be missed.

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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    une ville qui sent bon les vacances d'été

  • Elisabcn's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2009 at 6:07 AM

    Interesting page about Béziers, Claude. I hope to visit this city really soon. Oh, what can I see! A Cathar cross next to the Christ's martyrdom cross? ;-)) Thanks for sharing

  • pigletsmom's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 9:22 PM

    Another really nice page. Wonderful photos.

  • Jonathan_C's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 7:54 PM

    Your pages helped me decide to go to Toulouse and I'll be back soon. But now I have to visit Beziers as well. If you keep it up I'll just have to move to your region!


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