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Béziers in the south of France is a must-visit town for European history enthusiasts. Discover Béziers at your own leisure by collecting an Avis car hire from Béziers Vias Airport.
The town of Béziers is serviced by an international airport, Béziers Airport, which lies just 11km south-east of the town itself. From the airport, you can reach the town centre within 15 minutes with a car rental.
Béziers is riddled with fascinating historical sights, making it a prime destination for history buffs. The Old Town is full of winding medieval streets where it’s possible to get a real sense of life in centuries gone by. The main attraction here is they city’s Romanesque cathedral, which was constructed in the 13th century. Outside of the cathedral, there’s a fantastic vantage point for viewing the rest of the city and the vineyards in the countryside beyond.
And for a dash of culture, head straight to the Musée des Beaux Arts, the best art museum in town, which exhibits important works from the likes of Rubens and Delacroix.
Béziers is also a town where it’s possible to indulge in some fine dining, with a number of restaurants boasting Michelin stars. Octopus is a restaurant well known for its innovative dishes, such as beetroot and cherry soup and squid falafel. For a more classic menu, reserve a table at L’Ambassade and indulge in truffled potatoes, seared scallops, and foie gras.
From Béziers Airport, there are many other gems in the south of France to explore in your Avis hire car.
In just over half an hour on the A9, you can reach the town of Narbonne, on the Mediterranean coast. The Horreum is the only remnant of Roman Narbonne that exists here, a spooky old warehouse that history enthusiasts should definitely visit. And food lovers should waste no time in visiting Les Halles, an indoor market with huge glass windows where you can fill your boots with locally produced cheeses, decadent pastries, and more.
Ten minutes farther on the A9 and you’ll reach the charming fishing village of Gruissan. This is a place to stroll along the marina while admiring the yachts and to take in some fresh sea air. There’s a huge beach here, popular for daytime sunbathing and evening barbecues. And, of course, be sure to sample the local seafood in one of Gruissan’s restaurants.
Jump into your Avis car hire from Béziers Airport and you can discover the south coast of France in total comfort.