Saint-Nazaire cathedral overlooking the river Orb, Béziers
Once Greek then Roman, Béziers is a very old city (perhaps the oldest in France), set on a promontory above the Orb and the Canal du Midi.
It is well known for its Mediterranean climate, proximity to the coast and its famous feria in August which attracts a crowd of afficionados every year.
It's truely well connected with both river and road networks, as well as being a lively town and a very pleasant place to live.
A stroll along the Plateau des Poètes or beneath the plane trees in the Allées Paul Riquet will convince you of that.
Whatever your wishes or budget, you should easily find a property to buy in Béziers or the surrounding area because the property market is buoyant with particularly affordable prices: apartments or maisonettes in Béziers, village houses
on the outskirts and, for deeper pockets, top of the range villas or wine-growing properties.