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BeziersFrance

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

Beziers showing a fountain

Béziers City Centre

4/5Very Good!(10 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and museums in Béziers City Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Beziers Cathedral or Musee des Beaux Arts.

Béziers City Centre

Top hotels in Beziers

Hôtel In Situ
Hôtel In Situ
4 out of 5
67, avenue du 22 Août 1944, Beziers
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £97 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov

Located in the heart of Beziers, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Arenes de Beziers, Musee de Biterrois and Musee des Beaux Arts. Place de la Revolution ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)

"Second stay in this excellent hotel. Everything as good the 2nd time . Will certainly return at some time and thoroughly recommend them to anyone visiting the area."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Hôtel In Situ
Vacancéole - Palmyra Golf
Vacancéole - Palmyra Golf
Le Cap d'Agde, Agde, Hérault
The price is £67 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in the heart of Agde, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gulf of Lion and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Cap d'Agde Beach. Cap d'Agde Golf Club and Port du Cap d'Agde ...

3.6/5Good! (18 reviews)

"Be aware when you book this place that it is not the hotel, which is much nicer. The room we got was not as nice as the pictures, nor was there any wifi. Checkin is not done at the hotel. You have to go downtown to a not-so-easy to find office. We eventually moved to the hotel and expedia/Vacanceole ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2019

Vacancéole - Palmyra Golf
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Route de Rochelongue, Cap d'Agde, Agde, Herault
The price is £65 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gulf of Lion and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Cap d'Agde Beach. Rochelongue Beach and Plage ...

4.2/5Very Good! (154 reviews)

"Colonne de douche cassée, évacuations hésitantes, odeur d’egouts. Un problème de maintenance récurant dans l’hotellerie en France. Pour le reste, aucun problème. Accueil sympa, restaurant nickel, situation calme. Dommage, il suffirait de peu. Un vrai sens de l’hospitalité et du travail bien fait ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2019

Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Beziers

Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Route de Rochelongue, Cap d'Agde, Agde, Herault
The price is £65 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gulf of Lion and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Cap d'Agde Beach. Rochelongue Beach and Plage ...

4.2/5Very Good! (154 reviews)

"Colonne de douche cassée, évacuations hésitantes, odeur d’egouts. Un problème de maintenance récurant dans l’hotellerie en France. Pour le reste, aucun problème. Accueil sympa, restaurant nickel, situation calme. Dommage, il suffirait de peu. Un vrai sens de l’hospitalité et du travail bien fait ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2019

Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Vacancéole – Le Saint-Clair
Vacancéole – Le Saint-Clair
2 out of 5
4 Impasse de la Misaine, Cap d'Agde, Agde, Herault
The price is £109 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated near the beach, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gulf of Lion and Cap d'Agde Beach. Port du Cap d'Agde and La Grande Roue du Cap d'Agde are also ...

2.9/5 (139 reviews)

"Nice staff, but the benefits end there. The pictures shown completely misrepresent the property. No A/C in our room, so we got moved to a better room. Could not use the pool area the first morning as they were cleaning the deck. The second day, the pool was drained. No notification of that. While ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2018

Vacancéole – Le Saint-Clair
Odalys Résidence Saint Loup
Odalys Résidence Saint Loup
3 out of 5
Avenue des Soldats, Agde
The price is £64 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

This family-friendly Agde residence is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Gulf of Lion, Captain Jacko and Plage de la Roquille. Cap d'Agde Beach ...

3.8/5Good! (58 reviews)

"I should start with acknowledging that I arrived quite late (8PM) due to a flight delay out of Paris and getting delayed in Montpelier by the demonstration. So the security person was helpful enough re: getting my room key from the lock box. Reception closes at 5 PM. My room was above the bar. Never ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Odalys Résidence Saint Loup
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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Reviews of Beziers

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Aug 2019

Centre of the old town has been renovated and pleasant to walk around. Go up the old narrow streets to find good dining places away from the large squares

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Jul 2019

Oldest town in France and a delightful destination.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Jun 2019

Just passing through

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Jun 2019

A pretty little town, nice shops and great atmosphere. Lots of cafes and restaurants, a pretty little park in the central area. Some parts of town had a ghetto feel but it seemed safe. Dog mess everywhere so keep your eyes open! Beautiful views.

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