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Béziers, France (cc)
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Béziers is a small yet charming city, where man has lived for over six millennia. And there's a reason for it. Stroll along the café-lined and tree-lined Allée Paul Riquet. Gaze up at the majestic Cathedrale Saint Nazaire, which can be seen on its hilltop perch from almost anywhere in the city. Marvel at the rose-tinted wrought iron balconies. Béziers is showing its age, however, and in some neighborhoods the buildings cease to be charmingly crackled and are in major disrepair. Regardless, the city is worth a visit to gaze upon its ancient bridge and hilltop cathedral, one of the most beautiful views (from above or below) in France.

Sightseeing in Béziers

Béziers’ Saint-Nazaire Cathedral, with portions dating back to the 12th century, is worth the rigorous stair climb for a visit to the cathedral and, more significantly, splendid views of the village and surrounding area. Also in Béziers, there are plenty of other old attractions, and many that come right out and boast about it. Béziers’ Old Bridge, or Pont Vieux, has spanned the River Orb since the 12th century. The Old Cemetery, or Cimetière Vieux, is only from the 1800s, but its outstanding sculpture makes it a fascinating, unique and visually captivating attraction.

Last updated January 14, 2012
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