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  • 1 Biterrois Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Caserne St-Jacques - Rampe du 96e F - 34500 Béziers

    Housed in the old barracks of St Jacques, this museum has major collections devoted to the region, taking in archaeology, ethnology and natural history. Terrestrial and aquatic fauna, Greek, Iberian and Roman amphorae, plus Gallo-Roman artefacts such..

  • 2 View from the Terrace of Béziers Cathedral Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    place de la Révolution F - 34500 Béziers

    The terrace abutting the cathedral provides an interesting view over the region (the River Orb, the Canal du Midi weaving among the vineyards, the Cévennes ridge and the Espinouse mountans).

  • 3 Old Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place de la Révolution F - 34500 Béziers

    Perched on the cliff overlooking the River Orb, the cathedral was the symbolic seat of power for the bishops of Béziers from 760 to 1789. The rose window at the west end is 10m in diameter and stands between two fortified 14C towers. The chancel, rem..

  • 4 Fonséranes Locks Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N 9 F - 34500 Béziers

    On the Canal du Midi, this series of eight locks resembles a 312m-long staircase and spans a difference in water levels of some 25m.

  • 5 Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Allées Paul-Riquet F - 34500 Béziers

    At one end of Allées Paul-Riquet, this 19C theatre has a façade decorated with allegorical bas-reliefs by David d'Angers.

  • 6 Fine Arts Museum - Hôtel Fayet

    Museums and art

    9 rue du Capus F - 34500 Béziers

    Inside this former private residence are displayed 19C paintings and works from the studio of Béziers sculptor J-A Injalbert (1845-1933).

  • 7 Bishops' Garden

    Nature and gardens

    place de la Révolution F - 34500 Béziers

    From this garden adjoining the cathedral cloisters, there is a pleasant view over the church of Saint Jude and the River Orb straddled by the Pont Vieux.

  • 8 Pont Vieux

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pont-Vieux F - 34500 Béziers

    With its asymmetrical arches, this medieval bridge has since the 13C spanned the unpredictable waters of the River Orb, and forms an iconic scene completed by the cathedral beyond.

  • 9 Musée des Beaux-Arts - Hôtel Fabregat

    Museums and art

    9 place de la Révolution F - 34500 Béziers

    The Hôtel Fabrégat presents works by the romantic painters (Delacroix, Géricault), while Corot accompanies the artists of the Barbizon School (Rousseau, Diaz de la Peña, Daubigny). You will also see ancient paintings (Italian, Dutch and Spanish schoo..

  • 10 Plateau des Poètes

    Nature and gardens

    Rue de la Rotonde F - 34500 Béziers

    This attractive undulating country park was created in the 19C by the brothers Bühler. It is planted with species such as Caucasus elms, Californian sequoias, magnolias and Lebanese cedars. The park takes its name from busts of Béziers poets lining i..

  • 11 Church of the Madeleine

    Religious buildings

    Place de la Madeleine F - 34500 Béziers

    This Romanesque building was modified during the Gothic period and again in the 18C. The church was a principal site of the 1209 massacre perpetrated by Simon de Montfort's troops.

  • 12 Église St-Jacques

    Religious buildings

    Plan St-Jacques F - 34500 Béziers

    The five-sided 12th C apse, inspired by Antiquity, is remarkable. And the unexpected view from the gardens onto Saint-Nazaire Cathedral is just as impressive.

  • 13 Allées Paul-Riquet

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    allée Paul-Riquet F - 34500 Béziers

    A wide promenade shaded by plane trees along its 600m-length, bustling with many cafés decorated with posters for the féria and where the discussions usually centre upon the performance of AS Béziers. At the heart of the Allées stands a statue of Pie..

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