Beziers, France

Self-catering Beziers holiday homes - Property Beziers

Beziers is found in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the southeast of France. The town is located on a small bluff above the river Orb, about 10 km from the Mediterranean Sea. At Beziers the Canal du Midi spans the river Orb as an aqueduct called the Pont-canal de l'Orb. When you rent self-catering holiday homes in Beziers, France you’ll soon discover that the town hosts the famous Feria de Beziers, centred around bullfighting, every August. A million visitors are attracted to the five-day event!

Beziers boasts the reputation of being a principal centre of the Languedoc viticulture and winemaking industries. A holiday in Beziers is perfect for wine lovers!

When you stay in a Beziers holiday rental property be sure to visit the following: Saint-Nazaire Cathedral – stunning middle Gothic architecture from the 14th century.. The cathedral is situated in the high part of town. It occupies a picturesque site, visible from afar when approaching Beziers from Narbonne.

The Plateau des Poètes is a vast English style formal park laid out by landscape artists, the Bulher brothers. It contains numerous statues of poets and a monumental fountain of the Titan by Injalbert. The park connects the station with the allées Paul Riquet where a large bronze statue by David d'Angers celebrates the creator of the Canal du Midi, Pierre-Paul Riquet.

Beziers has two arenas, one dating from the Roman era whose structures and foundations have been preserved in the Saint-Jacques district, and the other built in 1905 in the style of Spanish bullrings by Fernand Castelbon de Beauxhostes. The latter is one of the largest such structures in France. The arena hosts concerts and, every August, a bullfighting festival.

The Fine Arts Museum (musée des Beaux-Arts), founded in 1859, among the museum's works are canvasses by Hans Holbein, Sebastien Bourdon, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Goetz.

Travelling to your holiday rental accommodation in Beziers, France; Beziers has its own airport. Currently Ryanair offer flights to and from the UK – check for seasonal variations in departures. Bristol, London Stansted and Luton Airport offer services at various times throughout the year. The Gare de Beziers is a train station offering connections to Toulouse, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Marseille, Paris, Barcelona and several regional destinations. Trains to Paris Gare du Lyon take approximately 5 ½ - 6 hours and necessitate a change depending on your departure time. If you prefer to take the ferry and then drive - from Bilbao allow just under 6 hours. From the north of France and Calais – allow 10 hours (note these journey times are without breaks!).

The average daytime temperature is around 25-30 degrees Celsius in July and August and 8-10 degrees Celsius in December and January.