Beziers, Languedoc, France

Beziers is a town in Languedoc in the southwest of France. It is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Hérault department. Béziers hosts the famous Feria de Béziers, centred around bullfighting, every August. A million visitors are attracted to the five-day event.

The town sits atop a rocky spur overlooking the great plain of the Herault departement. It is a good starting point for visits to the Haut Languedoc, a rugged mountainous region of pretty stone villages and cascading streams.

Things to See & Do

* Saint-Nazaire Cathedral
* The Plateau des Poètes
* Historical arenas
* Fine Arts Museum
* Forserannes locks

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 95.48 km2
Population – 75,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Travel Links - From the UK, you can hop on a flight to Béziers with Ryanair direct to Béziers’ own local airport, from London and Bristol. Alternatively, there are many cheap flights to France that land at nearby local airports such as Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan. You can also fly to Béziers via Paris.

Daily train services are available to Beziers from Paris and Barcelona.

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