Béziers

Travel Guide
Beziers showing a castle 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 asEspiguette, 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 Béziers

ibis budget Béziers Centre Palais Congrès
ibis budget Béziers Centre Palais Congrès
2 out of 5
Rue Racine, Béziers, 34500
The price is $32 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Béziers. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (199 reviews)
"Great location, very clean. Just what you need for a city break"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Hôtel Impérator
Hôtel Impérator
3 out of 5
28, Allée Paul-Riquet, Béziers, Herault, 34500
The price is $91 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Béziers. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4/5 Very Good! (104 reviews)
"Central location and very friendly staff"

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Hôtel In Situ
Hôtel In Situ
4 out of 5
67, avenue du 22 Août 1944, Béziers, 34500
The price is $124 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Béziers. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (150 reviews)
"Shower & pool & breakfast were great. Ours was a non smoking room but there was a lingering smell of smoke in it as someone had smoked in there recentlu"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

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.
Residence Le Fonsérane - Vacancéole
Residence Le Fonsérane - Vacancéole
3 out of 5
190 Rue des Christols, Béziers, Herault, 34500
Stay at this 3-star residence in Béziers. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.2/5 (189 reviews)
Bezier stay
"Reasonable self-catering accommodation with nearby shops and public transport. It is possible to travel to the Mediterranean beach. It looks that it has been an aparthotel timeshare place. Probably will be maintained better when the Covid pandemic is over. The air conditioning was off but I was given ..."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Béziers Centre
Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Béziers Centre
3 out of 5
9, rue d'Alembert, Béziers, 34500
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Béziers. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the quiet rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (683 reviews)
A trip to Beziers
"An enjoyable 3 nights and although the apartment was fairly basic it was good value. The gent on reception was very helpful and gave us a lot of information on Beziers. Most places in the city are walkable distance but taxi costs were around euros 10. Get the cheap ( or free ) bus from the airport ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Domitys La Majolique
Domitys La Majolique
46 Boulevard d'Angleterre, Béziers, LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON, 34500
Stay at this aparthotel in Béziers. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Les Halles de Béziers and Béziers Méditerranée Tourist ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"The property is excellent, clean and big. The only thing we did not expect was they rent the room of a nursery home. The staff was very polite and helpfull. But when We got there the reservation was cancel. They front desk lady was very helpful and gave us two rooms to sleep there."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

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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