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Villeneuve-les-Béziers

 

Ville étape du Canal du Midi

Whether you are in a boat, on a bicycle or in your car, Villeneuve les Beziers is an essential step on the course of the Canal du Midi. Stop by and discover the homeland of the Occitan poet Jean Lauris. Villeneuve les Beziers was originally a Roman settlement, but its true identity begins at the time of Charlemagne. Destroyed by fire in the Middle Ages, it was known as the Crémade Villeneuve until 1631, when it took its current name.

A chateau was once home to the family members of the local feudal lord. It was destroyed in 1925 and now lays in ruins, although one of its towers has recently been renovated. You will also find a Romanesque church from  the eleventh century, whose apse and bell tower house two bells named Bernadette and Roseline which are listed historical monuments. The Canal du Midi (World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO) and the eighteenth century canal lock  are part of the heritage of the town.

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