Béziers refers to a town in Languedoc which also doubles up as a sub-prefecture of the Herault department. The town of Béziers is registered as a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Some of the towns in and around the town of Béziers include Herault, Montpellier, Aude, Pyrenees-Orientales and Aveyron.
The town of Béziers is a very ancient town that has managed to maintain some of its old charm despite the fact that the town was almost completely destroyed in the Albigensian wars. The centre of the town of Béziers, lying in between the new and old towns is the Allée Paul-Riquet. It was a church of Madeleine that was initially constructed using Romanesque style but later underwent alterations to Gothic before settling on Baroque style. It was the scene of one of the infamous Albigensian massacres of the early eleventh century. On the northern side of the church of Madeleine is the church of St. Aphrodise which dates back to the eleventh to fifteenth centuries and which is home to a third century sarcophagus. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in Béziers.
The Hôtel de Ville or Town Hall dates back to the eighteenth century and is located in the centre of the old town. There is also a former cathedral which lies on higher ground and which refers to a fortified church that dates back to the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. It features immense towers as well as a massive rose window on its western front. This Gothic cloister is now home to the Musee Lapidaire which features among others things capitals as well as ancient tombstones. The front terrace of the church offers magnificent views. To get to this attraction you need to rent a car in Béziers.
There are a number of other popular destinations in Béziers. You cannot say that you have been to Béziers until you have visited these amazing attractions in and around Béziers. Some of the attractions that you cannot simply leave without visiting are discussed here in under. The Musee des Beaux refers to an Art museum that features among other things Greek Vases as well as pictures. A short distance away lies the Musee du Vieus Biterrois et du Vin which is a folk museum which is housed in a former Dominican church. To get to these attractions, you need car rental in Béziers.
The southern end of the town is home to the Church of St Jacques. This church dates back to the twelfth century and features a luxuriously decorated choir. Other attractions include the Oppidum d'Ensérune, Giant Hole of Cabrespine The Plateau des Poètes, Le Pont Vieux, Le Cimetière Vieux , the Canal du Midi, the canal bridge and so much more.
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