In Béziers Méditerranée, you’re bound to find the perfect spot for a picnic. We’ve put together a list of 15 great places to relax and enjoy a picnic during the summer.

A practical guide to a successful picnic

Take sun cream and hats for the whole family
Take plenty of water – it’s important and necessary to stay well hydrated
Take along toys to keep the children occupied
Take a good book to relax
Don’t forget bin bags to dispose of your rubbish so that the site remains clean for everyone

Who said the city wasn’t picnic-friendly?

The Plateau des poètes, Béziers’ green lung

Béziers has plenty of perfect spots for picnics with family, friends, couples or even on your own!

Among them, the Plateau des Poètes is a must-see park in the city centre. Near the Allées Paul Riquet, you can sit by the water to watch the ducks and swans, or on the grass. All you have to do is pack your sandwiches and go for it!

Please note

Picnicking is prohibited on the Plateau des Poètes from October to March.

The Garden of the Villa Antonina, an elegant atmosphere

Staying in the centre of Béziers, the garden of the Villa Antonine is a tree-lined little corner of paradise. The building (former home of Béziers sculptor Injalbert), with its English-style garden, could be the inspiration for a picnic or brunch!

The Plantade Garden and the Cordier Mills

Running alongside the River Orb, the Plantade garden and the Cordier mills form a pleasant, shady setting, ideal for a picnic. A number of benches have been set up throughout the garden so you can sit back and watch your children play in the play area.

good to know

The Cordier mills are only open to the public during the European Heritage Days.

The Jardin Emile Aïn, for an exceptional view of Béziers

The Emile Aïn garden is one of the city’s key attractions. With its views over the Pont Vieux and the Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire, it has become one of the must-see spots here in Béziers Méditerranée. It’s a place you’ll automatically love, whether you’re picnicking or simply strolling along the riverbank.

An unforgettable view from the Emile Aïn garden

It’s an exceptional place to enjoy a good picnic. You’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pont Vieux and Saint-Nazaire cathedral.

the Canal du Midi… still him

The 9 locks at Fonseranes, no longer in need of introduction

Now, off to the Fonseranes locks. The Olive grove picnic area, with a magnificent view over Béziers and the Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire, is ideal for relaxing and eating your summer salads.

With the canal du Midi nearby, you can enjoy a refreshing breeze on a hot day.

Small plus

With the 24h, 48h, 72h and 1 year City Card offers, you can use the lock car park free of charge all year round.

La Maison batelière, the port of Béziers

View of the Temptation in Béziers
Quai Port Neuf, Béziers

Head for the Maison Batelière! It’s a green space on the Quai Port Neuf, where the canal du Midi passes and where it’s pleasant to relax.

A few tables and benches have been set up so that everyone can enjoy a good picnic in this magnificent spot. Whether you’re a yachtsman or just passing through, you’re sure to have a great time!

The sea air, perfect for lunch

Parc de la prade, Sérignan

Full steam ahead for Sérignan! On the outskirts of the town, the Parc de la Prade is the perfect place for a picnic – especially for families with children!

The playground, with its many picnic tables and benches, offers a wide choice of places to set up. All you have to do is prepare your meal, and off you go!

Les Orpellières, a natural site

En route to Les Orpellières, this site has become a must-see for visitors to Sérignan-Plage in recent years.

As well as the activities organised on site, such as beach relaxation workshops and photo-flora walks that punctuate the summer days, its beaches are the perfect place to come for a rest and a picnic.

It’s also possible to picnic on the Orb side of the river, for a more intimate setting!

and yes… we really do think of everything!

For a last-minute picnic, don’t panic! You’ll find plenty of local produce to sample at the Coin Gourmand! What’s more, with your 24h, 48h, 72h or even 1 year City Card offer, you get a free ice cream. Why not make the most of it?

The Valras Plage breakwater, a picnic at the end of the earth

Keeping with the maritime theme, let’s take a look at Valras-Plage and its long seawall. This seafront spot is a superb place to enjoy a good meal while soaking up the fresh air. Just sit back on the rocks and enjoy!

A shady lunch in the vineyards

The Valros Tower, a welcoming fortress

This former fortress has been transformed into a practical, open-access site on the heights of Valros. Tables and benches have been set up at the Tour de Valros, so that everyone can enjoy a relaxing drink on these grounds.

Access for wheelchair users (or those with pushchairs) is facilitated by a concrete walkway.
A sign in relief helps the visually impaired to find out more about the site.

The traverse at Alignan-du-vent: taking in the view from above

Le Travers d’Alignan-du-Vent is a small spot overlooking the heights of the town. Equipped with tables and a few benches, a barbecue and a book box, it’s a quiet, pleasant spot far from the hustle and bustle of the town. All you have to do is take out your lunch and your picnic is off!

Picnic table at Le Travers
View from the Travers

Castelbon Park in Boujan-sur-Libron and its children’s play area

This time, the Castelbon park is in Boujan-sur-Libron.

It’s the perfect place to spend some quality time together, with its playground, picnic tables and greenery.

Let’s take a walk in the woods

the island of Tabarka, to recharge your batteries

In the completely wooded areas around Béziers, Tabarka Island is the place to be for family picnics!

With its designated area, you can enjoy a good meal during the summer months. Afterwards, you can also take advantage of the sports course and its footpath. There’s no shortage of activities here.

Bourbaki wood, time to eat!

As on the island of Tabarka, Bourbaki Wood also has a picnic area for everyone, as well as free parking. You’ll easily find THE perfect, unique setting for your picnic.

Ribaute Wood, lunch in the shade

Once again, for lovers of forests and small woods, the Bois de Ribaute, near the estate bearing the same name, is a sublime green space.

Sail through the trees in search of the perfect setting and set up your best tablecloth. All that’s left to do is treat yourself to your very best picnic!

Béziers Méditerranée is bursting with places, each more unique than the last. Whether you prefer the seaside, the woods or staying in town, there’s bound to be a spot that suits you.


Ambre was born in Brive-la-Gaillarde in the Corrèze and has lived in Béziers for the last 5 years. She has recently started working for the Béziers Méditerranée Tourist Office as a data entry operator. Ambre loves this region for its different landscapes, but also for its festive events and local culture.