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Guided city tour of the old town centre of Beziers

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Typical town of the south of France with large squares and many markets, native town of Pierre Paul Riquet, who built the Canal du Midi,  Beziers holds many major interests.


  • - Subprefecture of the departement Hérault 
  • - Region Languedoc Roussillon
  • - 72 000 inhabitants 
To discover 
  • - The allées Paul Riquet 
  • - The flower market on friday
    - The locks of Fonserannes on the Canal du Midi
    - The Cathedral St Nazaire
  • - Oppidum of Ensérunes 
  • - The Canal du Midi 
  • - Pézenas
    - Vineyards of Faugères and St Chinian
    - Capestang

Its historical past dates back to the roman era. It was also the first town attacked during the crusade against the cathars.

The city guided tour allows to discover the different historical periods : the Middle Ages when discovering the St Nazaire Cathedral, the classical period in some private mansions, the 19th century  and the wine industry.

Many theme guided tours are on proposal :
- Catharism in Beziers
- private mansions
- architecture of the 19th century
- the canal du Midi
- the old cemetery, an "open air museum" devoted to sculpture.

Practical information :
Time of visit : 2 hours for a general guided tour or 3 hours for a very full guided tour
2 hours for a theme guided tour

A full day tour in town :
Guided tour of the historical town center in the morning and the canal du Midi in the afternoon : the locks of Fonserannes, the canal bridge on the river Orb, and the Tunnel of Malpas.

Excursions from Béziers
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