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Parks and gardens

 

The Plateau des Poètes

This landscaped area was originally designed to connect the station to the Allées Paul Riquet.
Created in the second half of the nineteenth century, the park's works weredirected by the Bühler brothers (creators of the Parc de la Tete d'Or in Lyon). The garden is in the "English" style and takes its name from the remarkable collection of busts of poets that mark the pathways, dominated by the Fountain of Titan carved by Injalbert.

 Jardin public – Allées Paul-Riquet

October-March: 7 am to 8 pm, April-May: 7 am to 8 pm. June- 20 August: 7 am to 9 pm, 21 August-September: 7 am to 8 pm

 

Antonine Villa

Former residence of Béziers sculptor Injalbert, who liked to work quietly here at the "rhythm of the provinces" The Villa Antonina was bequeathed to the town by the wife of the artist in 1933. Many sketches and sculptures by the master  are exhibited between the trees, shrubs and flower beds.

Jardin public – Place Injalbert

October-April: 10 am to 5.30 pm, May-September: 10 am to 7 pm

 

Jardin des Évêques - the Bishops' Garden

Former "haven of peace of Bishops", nestled below the cloister of the cathedral, the garden opened to the public in 1979. Built in French terraces down the hill with a superb panorama onto the plain of the river Orb, the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
Jardin public – Plan des Albigeois

October-April: 10 am to 5.30 pm, May-September: 10 am to 7 pm

 

Gardens of the Plantade and the Moulin Cordier (or Moulin de Bagnols)

Located on the banks of the Orb, below the hill of Saint-Nazaire, this green oasis was remodeled into a public garden in 1938.
The gardens formerly belonged to the family of the engineer Cordier who built a mill and especially a system to supply the upper city with drinking water (1826).
The house was also home to the operatic tenor Valentin Duke who named it "Villa Frascati";
The "Moulin Cordier" is listed as a protected monument
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Jardin public - Avenue Valentin Duc, Only the exterior may be visited

October / April 10 am to 5.30 pm. May / September 10 am to 7 pm

 

Saint-Jean-des-Anneaux mediaeval garden

Accessible via the Boulevard Bir Hakeim, this medieval garden is located next to the St Jean d'Aureilhan area. Historical and peaceful, next to a church dating from the twelfth century, where a world of plants grown and used in medieval times for their virtues and their symbolism waits to be discovered.
Open Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Guided tours by appointment for groups of at least 10 people
Free guided tours by a botanist, weekends from April
Registration with the service Parks and Gardens in the city of Béziers +33 (0)4 67 36 80 20
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Saint-Adrien Gardens

12 km from Béziers, on the road to Pézenas, at SERVIAN
contact: Monsieur and MadameDaniel Malgouyres  +33 (0)4 67 39 24 92

This garden is one of the most spectacular sites of our region. The dream of a native son, the old quarries dating from the Middle Ages were gradually transformed into a striking green oasis set on the volcanic rocks.
In this place of contrasts, the visitor passes by natural stone and fragrant flowers open in the cool shade of the pines. Four water features are involved in the effect of this extraordinary landscape garden.

Only open on Sundays and bank holidays from 2 pm to 7 pm, from 1 April to 1 November.
Tour: June 1 to September on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 pm
1 hour 30 duration, followed by a friendly drink
July and August: open on weekdays from 5pm to 7 pm (except Saturday)
 

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