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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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. […]

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The Béziers Méditerranée Tourist Office team likes to share its knowledge, experiences and favorites with you. Discover them!

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.

Maryne

Maryne

As a website manager, she also takes part in Béziers Méditerranée events to capture every moment. She loves words, photos and videos and shares them with you by regularly creating new content to bring you the latest news and activities to try out in our destination! Your favourite spot? The 9 locks at Fonseranes, which she loves rediscovering every season!

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...