Close to the Mediterranean and the mountains of Haut Languedoc, this pretty provincial city sits on the historic Canal du Midi and is the birthplace of Pierre Paul Riquet, the mastermind behind the Canal.There are now Ryanair flights to Bezier Airport.
A small and historic city, with a stunning Cathedral, Béziers has a tranquil charm and is ideally placed for exploring the coast, mountains, vineyards and villages of the Hérault region. Throughout Languedoc Béziers is known for two things in particular: wine and bullfighting.
The Allée Paul Riquet esplanade, with the Theatre at one end and the lovely Plateau des Poèts park at the other is an attractive center to the town. In the middle of the esplanade strip is a statue of Paul Riquet, the founder of the famous Canal du Midi.
The Cathédrale St-Nazaire is a dates from the thirteenth century and occupies one of the best sites in town, from the concourse in front of the cathedral there are terrific views out over the surrounding vineyards and towards the foothills of the Massif Central to the north.
Béziers is an good town for shopping. It has shops and stores of all sizes, from the Galeries Lafayette department store to small trendy boutiques.