Monique

Wie eine Katze hat sie hier und da mehrere Leben gehabt, Geschichten und Momente der Geschichte erlebt. Aber immer hat sie versucht, in den Blicken, dem Lächeln, den Worten wie auch in den Büchern, den Archiven der Länder, Gebiete und Städte, die sie bereist hat, das "substantive moëlle" (teuer von Rabelais) der Orte und der Menschen zu erfassen. Und sie erzählt sie gerne, diese großen und kleinen Geschichten...

The cemetery of hidden gems

Heritage, History and legends

The cemetery of hidden gems

One not so sunny day (a rare thing in these parts) I said to myself: how about a trip to the old cemetery?! I grabbed my trusty Canon camera and headed out! I visited reception and a friendly face gave me a map to help me get my bearings and uncover the hidden gems! I […]

Bike paths: we “wheelie” do spoil you!

Nature, Sport

Bike paths: we “wheelie” do spoil you!

Do you want to test out, explore and soak up all the routes in and around Béziers Méditerranée? There’s a wide range of options from international “véloroutes” to loops covering a few miles of vineyard. 1- EUROVÉLO 8 OR THE MEDITERRANEAN ROUTE It covers 10.2km through Béziers Méditerranée from the 9 Locks to the edge […]

Did you know that Béziers is the oldest town in France?

Culture, Heritage

Did you know that Béziers is the oldest town in France?

Who’d have thought that Béziers has been around for almost 2646 years? Digital makes life and communication far easier now but it looks like our Greek friends came to settle here for centuries despite not having any smartphones, planes and being 3000km away from us (on land). Archaeological digs between 1985 and 1986 under Place […]

Bayou Canoë: Benjamin and Réuel, memory makers

News from the professionals, Profile

Bayou Canoë: Benjamin and Réuel, memory makers

“We’re trying to establish ourselves in the area, we don’t want to just take what we want then scram. We want to connect with people so that when the kids grow up, they’ll look back on their time with us as a fond childhood memory” : Benjamin Guignet and Réuel Cincotta, founders of Bayou Canoë, […]

“Between the Orb and Aude” coastal path

Environment

“Between the Orb and Aude” coastal path

Explore the coastal path running through Valras-Plage from Esplanade Emile-Turco to Rue de Bretagne on the edge of Vendres-Plage. The second section of the “Between the Orb and Aude” coastal path, designed by the DDTM (Department for Land and Coastal Management) with the support of Valras-Plage Council, officially launched in late December 2017. It has […]

“The tale of Compostela”, history lives on

Heritage, History and legends

“The tale of Compostela”, history lives on

Béziers is a stage on the Way of St James. Whether it be 1192 or the 21st century, experience the magic of our beautiful town. The year is 1192… Just picture it: a summer night in 1192. You and your exhausted group of pilgims drag your feet as you dream about a few hours’ rest. […]

Béziers Méditerranée animal mascots

Culture, History and legends

Béziers Méditerranée animal mascots

Every town and village in Béziers Mediterranée has its own animal mascot: it’s an animal the village has made its symbol based on local legends, often dating back to the Middle Ages. Locals make a model in its likeness from wood and fabric. It appears at all the events, festivals and festivities paraded in all […]