Remarkable architecture, a rich history, and a perfect Mediterranean climate. Why wait to visit Béziers?
Located in the region of Languedoc in the south of France and part of Herault district, Béziers is a fascinating and richly historic town. It is situated on a bluff overlooking the River Orb and is around six miles from the Mediterranean coast. The town is an immensely popular destination for holidaymakers and cultural visitors, and it’s easy to see why.
Béziers is a site that has been inhabited since Neolithic times. It has a significant Roman heritage and diverse architectural composition, representing its continuous population through the ages. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. As a result, many of the attractions in Beziers are of historical importance, including the spectacular Canal du Midi, which is complete with narrow boats and a first-of-its-kind aqueduct spanning the River Orb.
In addition, the typically Gothic St Nazaire cathédrale sits in a commanding position over the town, offering picturesque views across the surrounding landscape. The town boasts a number of other churches, in Gothic and Romanesque styles, as well as other impressive buildings, such as the town and market halls and the Musée des Beaux Arts, a fine-art gallery.
Served by Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR), the city can be easily accessed by plane. Car hire in Béziers allows visitors to explore the area at their leisure, choosing the attractions which most appeal to them.
Get the best deal on Béziers car hire by booking in advance. You can pick up your pre-booked vehicle from Cap d’Agde Airport or from other locations in Béziers or Hérault. Search for the best deals and compare prices by using TravelSupermarket’s search tool.
Once you’ve found your way around Béziers, it’s time to jump in the car and explore the beauty of Languedoc...
Visitors to Béziers are by no means restricted to historical attractions. The town and its environs have plenty else to offer. Béziers car hire enables holidaymakers to travel to the nearby beaches and dunes on the Mediterranean Sea, while the region of Languedoc is famed for its vineyards, which produce 40% of French wine (mostly red).
Béziers also plays host to the Feria, an annual festival of bullfighting which attracts around 1m visitors every August. Although not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s by far the biggest draw for tourism in the town.
There are, however, plenty of other things to see and do within easy reach by car. A 20-minute drive west will bring you to picturesque Enserune and its fascinating archaeological heritage. The prehistoric hilltop settlement is regarded as one of the most important pre-Roman sites in Europe. It is near to another fine attraction - the Mantady Etang. Once a circular lake, it was drained in the 13th century and divided up into wedges to make plots of land. The markings can still clearly be seen, making the site look like an enormous dart board.
Some delightful beaches can be reached quickly. With car rental, Béziers is only 20 minutes away from the coast. Inland, the more adventurous may wish to head for the beautiful city of Toulouse. France’s fourth-largest city is a 90-minute drive from Béziers.