Beziers

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Beziers featuring château or palace and heritage architecture

Lounge on exceptional beaches and enjoy the cultural highlights of this historic town, set in the heart of the famous Languedoc wine region.

Béziers is famous for wine production and bullfighting traditions. It has much more to offer: scenic views, near-empty beaches and interesting historic buildings. With relatively few tourists in the town, Béziers is a wonderful place to experience the authentic laid-back lifestyle of southern France.

Inhabited since Neolithic times, Béziers is one of France’s oldest settlements. During the 13th century, it was the setting for a horrible massacre, when thousands of local Cathars were slayed by a crusader army and many of its historic buildings destroyed, only to be rebuilt and restored later.

Perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the River Orb and encircled by rolling vineyards, Béziers is a scenic spot. Take a stroll or a barge cruise along the pleasant tree-lined Canal du Midi. Built in the 17th century, this UNESCO-listed canal runs for 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Toulouse to Etang de Thau, a large lagoon that is separated from the Mediterranean coast by a thin strip of land.

Walk across the arched Pont Vieux pedestrian bridge. Originally built in the 12th century, it is still used today. From the bridge, look over the old town to see the towers of the Cathédrale St-Nazaire. This cathedral was built in the 13th century on the site of an older church and features numerous gargoyles and a distinctive rose window. Climb up the bell tower for views over the river valley.

For some culture, head to Musée des Beaux-Arts Fabrégat or Musée du Biterrois, where exhibits showcase local history and art. Take a daytrip to nearby Languedoc wineries. With a year-round temperate climate, Béziers is ideal for those seeking sun, sand and swimming. Mediterranean beaches, such as Espiguette, Sérignan and Valras, are easily reached from the town center.

Béziers is located between the coastal towns Perpignan and Montpellier and is served by its own small airport. Trains run from the town’s main station to other major French cities including Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon and Narbonne. August is the busiest and liveliest time to visit the town when it hosts the annual Béziers’ Feria, a five-day bullfighting festival.

Where to stay in Beziers

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
3 out of 5
9, rue d'Alembert, Beziers
The price is £38 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in the heart of Beziers, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Arenes de Beziers, Musee des Beaux Arts and Place de la Revolution. Beziers Cathedral ...
3.8/5 Good! (582 reviews)
Good value
"Nice small apartment..Can walk to central area in 5-10 mins. Not in the greatest neighborhood. There is all the amenities you need to cook. No condiments or salt/pepper"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Mercure Béziers
Mercure Béziers
4 out of 5
33 Avenue Saint Saens, Beziers, Herault
The price is £72 per night from 30 Oct to 30 Oct
Located in Béziers City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Place de la Revolution and Beziers Cathedral. The Nine Locks of Fonseranes ...
3.8/5 Good! (275 reviews)
Poorly managed hotel
"Room was newly renovated but there was no safe in the room. We were informed at checkin that there would be no housekeeping services. There was only one partially used roll of toilet paper. Breakfast was poor; stale bread (hard to believe in a French hotel), rotten fruit wrapped in plastic, a bit ..."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Mercure Béziers
Hôtel In Situ
Hôtel In Situ
4 out of 5
67, avenue du 22 Août 1944, Beziers
The price is £113 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in the heart of Beziers, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Arenes de Beziers, Musee des Beaux Arts and Place de la Revolution. Beziers Cathedral ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (100 reviews)
"Parking in side the hotel difficult to get in and out"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2021

Hôtel In Situ
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
3 out of 5
9, rue d'Alembert, Beziers
The price is £38 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in the heart of Beziers, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Arenes de Beziers, Musee des Beaux Arts and Place de la Revolution. Beziers Cathedral ...
3.8/5 Good! (582 reviews)
Good value
"Nice small apartment..Can walk to central area in 5-10 mins. Not in the greatest neighborhood. There is all the amenities you need to cook. No condiments or salt/pepper"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Vacancéole – Le Fonsérane – Béziers Sud
Vacancéole – Le Fonsérane – Béziers Sud
3 out of 5
The price is £39 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Situated in Beziers, this residence is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Stade de la Mediterranee and within 3 miles (5 km) of Arenes de Beziers and Musee de Biterrois. Orb ...
3.3/5 (166 reviews)
"I picked the hotel based on their 3 star rating sorry, when the temperature is near 30 C you are totally dependent on having a AC working."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Vacancéole – Le Fonsérane – Béziers Sud
Jolie Studio en Plein Coeur de Béziers
Jolie Studio en Plein Coeur de Béziers
22 Rue des Balances, Beziers, Occitanie
The price is £239 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in Béziers City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Musee des Beaux Arts, Musee de Biterrois and Place de la Revolution. Beziers ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
Lovely Beziers!
"Very economical apartment for our 2 night stay on our way to LeBoat. It was certainly clean and adequate size, and we very much enjoyed seeing the sights of Beziers - a special old city!! A walk, a ride on the Petit Train, and several lovely meals in close restaurants - PicaPica and the coffee shop ..."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

Jolie Studio en Plein Coeur de Béziers
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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