A summer night in bustling Béziers

By August 14, 2018TO SEE, TOWN

Since a few years, the diamond in the rough city of Béziers got polished. I live close to this town and have to admit that I only go once in a while… But last week chéri and I went out in Béziers and couldn’t believe the lively energy flowing through town! There are so many things going on, let me name a few.

Giant wheel

Right at the end (or the beginning, depending on which way you’re coming 🙂 ) of Les Allées Paul Riquet, this giant wheel pops up. Ok, it’s not London Eye, but still, for a little town like Béziers it is quite impressive. The Ferris wheel is 32 meters high, open seven days per week and costs 5 euro to have a go (kids pay 3 euro).

Musical fountains

La Place Jean Jaurès got a complete makeover. This big square now is a beautiful and spacious place where people come to flaunt. And where kids come to cool down and play in the fountain. Well, 50 small fountains actually, who pop up unexpectedly to increase the fun. When the night falls, it is even cooler with colourful lights. I had so much fun watching the kids playing in the water, all of them were completely soaked. In summer, every night at ten o’clock sharp, all kids have to go out of the fountain, as the light and music fountain show starts. Highly entertaining!

Sound and light show at Place de la Madeleine

I went back with oldest for another exterior light and music show. Every year, Béziers organises “Son et Lumières” where you can experience a great sound and light show projected at the church on Place de la Madeleine. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the show starts at 22h15, from the beginning of July till the end of August. Something that you have to experience for yourself.

Glacier XIX

When strolling back to the car, we passed a new ice cream shop at Place Jean Jaurès: Le Glacier XIX. Oldest and I are big ice cream fans so we couldn’t resist these frozen treats straight from Italy. As the glacier presented more than 20 different flavours, all made without preservatives and artificial colours, it took a while before we made our choice. However, oldest chocolate ice cream and my salted caramel one tasted divine! Perfect ending to a perfect night out in Béziers.

Here’s a video fragment for a more vivid image:


During summer, many things are organised in the centre of Béziers. Above is just a small selection of all activities. I didn’t mention the feria (every year in August), or the “Soirées Divines” (every Thursday evening on Les Allées Paul Riquet), or the different markets at the 9 Écluses de Fonseranes, or, or, or… Check the informative website of the Office de Tourisme for an up-to-date program or keep an eye on posters of the various events.

Office de Tourisme
Place du Forum
34500 Béziers
+33 (0)4 99 41 36 36


You may also like

Sète Phare Saint-Louis

Visiting Sète’s historical lighthouse

| TO SEE, TOWN | No Comments
TO SEE | TOWN Last time that I visited Sète was during the biennial maritime traditions event “Escale à Sète”. As the fishing town is rather busy during this maritime...

The best tips for visiting Perpignan

| TO SEE, TOWN | No Comments
TO SEE | TOWN Medieval Perpignan is the last stop before the Spanish border, and it breathes Catalan influences. Not surprising when you think of all the times Perpignan switched...

8 reasons why you should visit La Bastide of Carcassonne

| TO SEE, TOWN | 2 Comments
TO SEE | TOWN Most people will visit Carcassonne for its magnificent medieval citadel. But there is more! On a beautiful day I decided to cross the Pont Vieux. This...