The whole team of the Tourist Office shares its knowledge and experience of the area with you. Whether you are a family, a couple or a group of friends, we have something for you in every season and for every type of activity.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fête de la Saint-Pierre in Valras-Plage

Festivities and traditions, Living environment

Fête de la Saint-Pierre in Valras-Plage

Valras-Plage celebrates the Mediterranean, fishermen and sailors on the last weekend of June every year. The traditional Saint Peter’s Day was made a full-blown festival in 2008 with the help of Guy Combes to become the event we know today with performances, night parades, fireworks, brass bands, peñas, water demonstrations and more. Secular events happily […]

“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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 world from a wheelchair

Handicap, Living environment

The world from a wheelchair

Disability fuels new experiences and everyone does things their way. Just take the Fonseranes 9 Locks in Béziers. Myriam and Pierre arrived at the Fonseranes 9 Locks car park on the last morning in June. This bubbly, funny couple with a love for life describe themselves as “a pair of para-able adventurers with a firm […]

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Alejandra

Alejandra