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BEZIERS

Visit BEZIERS

GPS coordinates: Longitude: 3.2500000  Latitude: 43.3499985

Sub-prefecture of Hérault and second city of the department 74,028 inhabitants, Béziers is named after the Celtic word Baeterrae meaning "small ford." Beziers is full of history, being 2700 years old and is also a hotbed of rugby and bullfighting. It is the birthplace of Pierre-Paul Riquet. In August, the traditional Summer Feria draws more than a million people. A myriad of restaurants, shops and accommodation await. Markets on Friday (food market and flowers) and Saturday (organic market).

On the quayside

All services near the New Port located on the edge of the town centre. Halt possible ahead of the locks without services.

Contact

• Port office: Tel. +33(0)4 67 11 87 38
• Tourist and wine tourism information (1, Avenue Wilson) Tel : +33(0)4 67 76 20 20 - www.beziers-in-mediterranee.com
• Info point  at Fonseranes, at the nine locks, open may to September - Tel : +33(0)4 67 28 13 05
• Mairie (Place Gabriel Péri) - Tel : +33(0)4.67.36.73.73 - www.ville-beziers.fr

Don't miss

Cathedral Saint-Nazaire (XII-XV).
The Church of the Madeleine (XI-XIV).
• The Italian style Municipal Theatre.
The ancient and modern arenas (bullfighting).
Béziers Museum (archeology and ancient ruins, vineyards and medieval collections),
Fabrégat Museum of Fine Arts (including collections of paintings and drawings by Jean Moulin),  Museum of Fine Arts  (dedicated to the sculptor Injalbert).
• The Plateau of Poets, romantic garden of 50 acres in the heart of the city.
The Baltard style malrket.

The
Roman style Church of St. Jacques, and his Visigoth tombcover.
The narrow
Roman and medieval streets of the old center,
• The Old Cemetery, known as the "Père Lachaise" of Béziers

To do

Boat trips and cruises

• PENICHE CARABOSSE, 15 rue André Le Nôtre - 34500 BÉZIERS Tel./Fax: +33(0)4 67 11 21 62. peniche.carabosse@aliceadsl.fr - www.penichecarabosse.com
• LES BATEAUX DU SOLEIL, 6 rue Chassefi ères - 34 Agde - Tel.: +33(0)4 67 94 08 79 - www.bateau-du-soleil.fr
• LA COMPAGNIE DES BATEAUX DU MIDI Trips from Béziers Port-Neuf or Fonserannes.
Le Mounto Dabalo:
departure every two hours / Up and down the locks. Information and registration at the locks. Tel: +33(0)4 67 36 51 21 www.lesbateauxdumidi.com
• FLUVIA PROMENADE, 16 rue des Peupliers - 34 500 Béziers Tel: +33(0)4 67 11 09 45

Bike rental:

• JB’S, Écluses de Fonseranes - 34500 BEZIERS - Tel :+33(0)6 11 75 62 28

Electric boat erntal:

Ecluses de Fonseranes- 34500 BEZIERS - Tel : +33(0)4 67 49 34 55

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