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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

Top Hotels in Beziers

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
3 out of 5
9, rue Jean d'Alembert, Beziers, Herault
The price is $49 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

Located in the heart of Beziers, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arenes de Beziers, Musee des Beaux Arts, and Place de la Revolution. Beziers Cathedral ...

3.7/5Good! (557 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 Sep 4, 2020

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Route de Rochelongue, Cap d'Agde, Agde, Herault
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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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (160 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 Nov 2, 2019

Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Hotel Gil de France
Hotel Gil de France
3 out of 5
10 avenue des Alizés, Cap d'Agde, Agde, Herault
The price is $77 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gulf of Lion and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Cap d'Agde Beach. Cap d'Agde Golf Club and Rochelongue ...

4/5Very Good! (162 reviews)

"Location of property was good. A lovely walk into the resort along a peaceful tree lined path which extended to a further beautiful path along the large marina which brought you into town. The walk takes about 15/20 minutes. The beaches are in the opposite direction to the port and a short 5/10 minute ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Hotel Gil de France
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.

Vacation Rentals in Beziers

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
3 out of 5
9, rue Jean d'Alembert, Beziers, Herault
The price is $49 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

Located in the heart of Beziers, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arenes de Beziers, Musee des Beaux Arts, and Place de la Revolution. Beziers Cathedral ...

3.7/5Good! (557 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 Sep 4, 2020

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Béziers Centre
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Route de Rochelongue, Cap d'Agde, Agde, Herault

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (160 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 Nov 2, 2019

Appart'hôtel Odalys Nakâra
Natureva Spa
Natureva Spa
4 out of 5
1, Impasse du Bagnas Village Naturiste, Agde, Herault
The price is $133 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Naturist Village, this spa residence is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Gulf of Lion and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Cap d'Agde Beach. Plage de la Roquille and Plage ...

3.9/5Good! (246 reviews)

"Great spot nicely away from the action. Well appointed apartment. Lovely indoor pool to cool off. Try and get a room looking over the back of the hotel ie the countryside."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Natureva Spa
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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Jul 16, 2019

Béziers is a quaint town.

4/5 - Good

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May 19, 2019

Great little museum about the unique history of this micro area known as Biterrois

4/5 - Good

Mary

Oct 9, 2018

Did not always feel safe at night but beautiful city and easy to walk around.

4/5 - Good

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Sep 17, 2018

beautiful cathedral-be sure to go to the top for the views -midi canal is awesome - wind in and out of the streets for unique stores and restaurants !

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