Béziers weekend: Hérault region

Béziers is a very small and charming city, easy to visit in 1 day, but don’t miss the chance to stay here. Located on the banks of the Orb River, Béziers is in 2018 the second most populated city in the Hérault after Montpellier and the fifth in the Occitanie region with 77,599 inhabitants. Here you can find a strong Spanish culture, with la the annual celebration “la Feria” at the Bullring.

 

Old bridge
Old bridge

HOW TO GET TO BÉZIERS

From the nearest airport, you can get city center by Airport shuttle (public) for 30min, if you get by train (from Narbonne or Barcelona) the train station is located in the heart of the city.

  • From Narbonne 30min by car, 41min by train
  • From Montpellier 1h by car, 41min by train
  • From Barcelona 3h by car, 2h30 by train

By car is a very easy way to access the city, there is a lot of parking and Saturday and Sunday parking is free.

 

Town hall
Town hall

WHAT TO SEE

Let it be said, Béziers is the 2nd largest saved sector in France after Paris! From the ancient amphitheater to the bullring, one is under Roman influence. From the cathedral to the Paul Riquet Alleys, the memory of the medieval towns and the Albigensian crusade floats in the air. And all around, Béziers the Triumph of the nineteenth century.

Displays its wine fortunes and its beautiful Haussmanian facades. Place of 14-July, the birthplace of Jean Moulin flirts with the media library, the university, the IUT. And on the side of the banks of the Canal du Midi, one can only bow to the genius of a certain Paul Riquet. In each place, another Béziers tells with his stories, his lives and especially his good addresses.

Saint-Nazaire Cathedral is 1.1 mi from the guest house, while Mediterranee Stadium is 2.5 mi away.

 

Municipal Theater
Municipal Theater

LA FERIA

The Béziers fair is held annually in August and is the largest summer event in the Midi-Pyrénées/Languedoc-Roussillon region, attracting almost a million people.

The bullring and its famous bullfights are the heart of the fair. When they finish, around 8:00 pm, the city center dresses up around the cellars and the “casitas” with an exceptional atmosphere. There is no shortage of entertainment at the famous “Village Equestre”, which includes a wide selection of shows. All to the sound of street music. And until the wee hours of the morning, Flamenco music fills Béziers “la sevillana”.

 

Villa Kumquats
Villa Kumquats

WHERE TO EAT AND SLEEP

Are looking for relaxation, good food, and amazing people Villa Kumquats in Beziers is your place then. We really enjoyed our journey here, was amazing to meet Robert. Located in Béziers, Villa Kumquats offers beachfront accommodations 701 m from Beziers Arena and provides various facilities. From the nearest airport, you can get to Villa Kumquats by Airport shuttle (public) 30min or the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Book at Villa Kumquats

To eat Béziers is a perfect city, don’t miss the market with multiple types of cheese and oysters. Full of restaurant I suggest a specific place (suggested by Robert), Le chameau ivre with a diary menu of 25€. Another suggestion that I have for you is to try the local beer Alaryk amazing artisanal beer. 

 

The Market
The Market
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