Coques de Saint-Aphrodise recipe

Culture, Gastronomy

Coques de Saint-Aphrodise recipe

New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and now we’re heading for Epiphany. So why not share with us the recipe for the most famous brioche in Béziers: the Coque de Saint-Aphrodise. Saint Aphrodisius gave Béziers a legend, basilica, animal mascot (camel) and signature bake: a classic local speciality. Traditionally, we eat the signature buns […]

Family afternoon of history and food

Heritage, History and legends

Family afternoon of history and food

When term starts again here, it feels like you’re on holiday every Wednesday and weekend (that’s right, no school on Wednesday in France)! Running short on ideas for a family outing? Join Christelle, Thierry, Sasha and Clément to see all that Béziers has to offer! Travel back in time at the Roman Arena Did you […]

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 […]

Recipe idea: Valras cuttlefish stew!

Culture, Festivities and traditions, Gastronomy

Recipe idea: Valras cuttlefish stew!

Cooking is all about spending quality time together. That said, it can be easy to run out of meal ideas when it comes to feeding the family. So here’s a local recipe for you to try: cuttlefish stew. My kids ask me the same question every day: “Mum, what’s for dinner? “ Lucas and Valentin […]

Do you speak biterrois ? Parlatz besierenc ?

Culture, History and legends, Living environment

Do you speak biterrois ? Parlatz besierenc ?

Bienvenue dans le pays Biterrois, où les mots de la “langue d’aqui” sont autant d’images et d’émotions riches, de véhicules d’une culture ancienne. Avis à tous les arrivants, estivants, nouveaux résidents à qui ce manuel linguistique de survie est dédié : tous ces mots, locutions, transpositions de l’occitan en “français du Languedoc” (ce qu’ici on […]

A wreck turned artificial reef in Valras-Plage

Heritage, History and legends

A wreck turned artificial reef in Valras-Plage

You know all about the beach, ports and summer vibes ideal for family and friends in Valras-Plage. But did you know that it has its fair share of seafaring secrets too? Some of them are buried deep. An 80m Greek merchant ship called Le Mimosa lies on the Mediterranean seabed between Valras-Plage and Vendres. The […]

We’ve tried it out for you: the Roman arena in augmented reality!

Activities, Heritage, History and legends

We’ve tried it out for you: the Roman arena in augmented reality!

Whether you feel more like a gladiator or a spectator, you can experience the Roman arena from every angle! The first remains of the Roman amphitheatre were uncovered in 1991 and lots of our schools went to watch the excavation work. When you’re 10, it’s hard to imagine that this place could have hosted an […]

“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. […]

Rainy day activities

Culture, Living environment

Rainy day activities

Yes, we’re in the South of France and the sun should always shine… but we do get the odd rainy day here too ! But there’s so much to do that a bit of rain doesn’t stop us enjoying ourselves in and around Béziers ! Running low on ideas ? Don’t worry, we’ve put together our top 7 rainy day […]

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Anaïs

Anaïs

Originally from Poitiers, she has been living in the south of France for several years now. She is now head of communications and databases at the Béziers Méditerranée Tourist Office. Putting the spotlight on each and every one of the service providers who make up the richness and originality of the region is something she takes to heart. Judging by the articles she posts on her blog, her interests tend to lie in festivities, culture and, above all, good food! Her favourite place: the Plateau des Poètes. It's a soothing place to take a stroll, and ideal for lunch in the sun.

Monique

Monique

Like a cat, she has had several lives here and there, lived through stories and moments in history. But always, in the looks, the smiles, the words, as in the books and archives of the countries, territories and towns she has travelled through, she has tried to capture the "substantive marrow" (dear to Rabelais) of places and people. And she loves telling these stories, big and small...