Beziers Attractions and Tourist
Attractions in Beziers
It is possible to visit Beziers tourist office and buy a ticket to the city’s six museums for a cheap price. The museums are mostly open from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm. And traditionally, the museums are closed Mondays.
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Plateau des Poètes
On warm days it is comfortable to take a trip to the Plateau des Poètes. This park was built in 1863 and by the same person behind the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. This English garden in Beziers also has beautiful monuments and sculptures made by the famous local artist Jean-Antoine Injalbert. The Plateau des Poètes is located just off the train station south of Beziers.
Located at Caserne Saint-Jacques in one of the oldest districts of Beziers, the Musée Biterrois offers its guests archaeological finds and artifacts, thereby providing a straightforward introduction to the history of the city and its inhabitants. The address is Rampe du 96ème.
Natural History Museum
Beziers has its own Natural History Museum. You’ll find it at the Caserne Saint-Jacques and Rampe du 96è along with the Musée Biterrois. Here you will see insects, fossils, minerals, flowers and much more.
Le Musee des Beaux Arts
This museum actually consists of two museums. One of these is found at Hotel Fabregat and Place de La Révolution, which offers a great collection of paintings from the 1400s and the next 300 years by such famous artists as Holbein, Delacroix, Chirico, Soutine, Utrillo, Decamps, Rodin and Degas.
Here are also the pictures of the famous local artist Jean Moulin.
Musée Des Beaux Arts and Hotel Fayet
If you go to Hotel Fayet in the rue du Capus street you will be able to admire And not least you can see sculptures by the famous local master Jean-Antoine Injalbert. You can also see paintings from the latter part of the 19th century.
Espace Taurin at Mail Plein Sud is the place for those who want to become better acquainted with the bullfighting culture. Here you will also find some paintings by the Spanish artist Goya. The address is 1, avenue du President Wilson.
Espace Riquet at 7 Rue Massol has various exhibitions with contemporary art. Often provocative good exhibitions that urge reflection and spread good mood.
Saint Nazarene Cathedrals
The Saint Nazaire Cathedral was built in the 13th century and has historically been an important meeting point. One tip is to get to the cathedral during sunset. Then enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside around Beziers to a wonderful light. The cathedral is a landmark in the city with its castle-like tower and towering location.
Le Pont Vieux
Le Pont Vieux is a beautiful stone bridge that crosses the river Orb. The bridge was built back in the Middle Ages and is a favorite photo object. You will find Le Pont Vieux just below the Cathedral.
Canal du Midi
One of the main attractions in Beziers is a canal. It’s called the Canal du Midi and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The channel was designed by Paul Riquet.
Tourist in Beziers
Bezier’s Old Town gives you the opportunity to wander around cobbled streets dating to the early Middle Ages. The old town extends from the Cathedral and east towards the center of Beziers. Just off the charming old streets you will find the city’s main avenue Allées Paul Riquet with everything you can expect from shops, from department stores through markets, to fashionable design boutiques.
Everything in Beziers is within walking distance. Attractions, sights, restaurants and shops are easily reached on foot. If you want to visit nearby small towns, use the excellent bus network. And if you get tired, know that “Navette” is the name of a local city bus that takes you free of charge from the train station to the center of Beziers.
Beziers offers stunning views from the hilltop behind Pont-Vieux at the cathedral. Whether you love nature or just a romantic setting, you’ll enjoy climbing the church tower and looking out over the landscape.
If you are lucky with the weather and have good eyes, it is said that you can see all the way to the Pyrenees. But it’s just fine if you do not see the majestic mountain range. Because if it is true as the villagers say, it will mean tomorrow will rain.
The old town of Beziers
The cathedral area is identical to the old town, and the area is full of medieval buildings, although most are probably restored in the 17th and 18th centuries. East of Place de la Revolution you will find the beautiful Palais de Justice and the Musée des Beaux-Arts. The center of the old town is Place Gabriel Péri and this is where you will find the town hall. City Hall is a beautiful 18th century building that deserves to be photographed. Also beautiful is the building that houses the Hotel de Christol in the rue du Capus street. The building dates back to the 15th century. In this area you will also find the city’s quite active indoor food market; Les Halles. Just follow the rue de la Republique street.
One of the main attractions in Beziers is a canal. It’s called the Canal du Midi, and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The canal was constructed by Paul Riquet and was the embodiment of an ancient dream that the people of the region had about getting to both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to sea. So then it is perhaps no wonder that the main avenue in Beziers is named after just Paul Riquet. The name, of course, is Allées Paul Riquet, and it’s here you go to see and be seen. Maybe combined with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine?
Greenery is good in and around Beziers. On warm days, it is always pleasant to take a morning walk in the Plateau des Poètes park in the south of Beziers. This English park was built in 1863, and by the same person behind the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. The Plateau des Poètes appears as a green welcome oasis where it welcomes those coming from the train station to Beziers.
If you visit Beziers in early August, you should know that you are most likely to attend the famous festival Feria. This 5-day party attracts thousands of visitors to Beziers. The city’s medieval festival takes place in mid-May.
Beziers tourist office
The tourist office is located just off Allées Paul Riquet’s easternmost section, more specifically at 29 Avenue Saint Saens. The tourist office is open Monday to Saturday from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 18.00. During the peak season, ie from June to September, the Beziers tourist office is also open on Sundays. Usually from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 3 pm to 6 pm. For example, ask if they can help you with a day trip on the River Orb. If the weather is good it is a pleasant and romantic experience.