Places of interest
Canal du Midi (UNESCO-World Heritage Site)
9 sluices of Fonseranes, the canal bridge (Pont-Canal) and the tunnel of
Malpas are three of the most important buildings along this long waterway,
which was planned and built by Pierre-Paul Riquet from Béziers in the
Historic Old Town: 27 centuries of history can be discovered when
strolling through the narrow lanes of the Old Town: roman churches,
patrician houses, arts-and regional history museums.
Markets and Crafts
Friday market: since the 16.th century the market is on Friday -
on Paul Riquet Avenue a lovely flower market, next to clothes -, flea-,
Flea market: every Saturday morning on the road to Narbonne, every
first Saturday of the month on Paul Riquet Avenue.
Market hall: built in the 19th century in classical syle and
costly renewed recently. The city council of Béziers has not
repeated the parisian way of tearing down the historic covered market. It´s
fun to buy delicious goods from the region and speak to the locals on the
Féria (around 15. August ): this festival is dedicated to the
bull, the horse, the wine and the ( too loud ) music. Four days and nights
of spanish vibration in town. Olé!
Festival of Béziers in Languedoc: July is the time of music with
french and international concerts of high quality and with the most
important contemporary groups and solists.
Festival of young filmmakers (March): professional and sociable
event, springboard for young artists who want to be a stars in the futur.
Gastronomy and the pleasure of wine
Small pastries: the filling consists of sweetened (!) meat,
covered in pastry, a surprising but delicious speciality.
22 private Domains and wine growing co-operative of Béziers:
vaults can be visited and wine can be tested. AOC Faugères,
Minervois, St. Chinian, Coteaux du Languedoc and ordinary table wines.
Golf St. Thomas (18 holes)
Tennis - Squash - Badminton: several clubs and municipal
Baths: 3 pools, 1 of which olympic and 2 indoor swimming pools
Congress palace: auditorium, presentation hall, exhibition