Without a doubt, Béziers is one of the most beautiful and attractive places in southern France. Here are some of the most important museums in Béziers, although there are plenty of cultural things to see. First of all, because few cities remain in Europe with such a marked medieval identity and such a well-preserved historical heritage.
Second, its museums are a great way to sum up the visit. Here are a few activities in Béziers that will help you learn more about the city. Hop on one of our AVE (high-speed) France trains, AVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France, and simply enjoy the trip and unforgettable surroundings. In addition, you can relax knowing that you will arrive at the scheduled time. Finally, you can take several suitcases if you need to take souvenirs back home. What more could you ask for?
This museum is very close to Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire. In other words, in the very centre of Bèziers. Our first option if you are in for visiting a museum would be Espace Riquet Museum. This is quite an eclectic museum: in fact, it has several works of art of different styles, trends and forms of artistic expression. This is due to the fact that it seeks the true identity of the entire city of Béziers. Bear in mind that this was the centre of multiple cultures and ways of seeing the world. This has made Béziers a rich melting pot, of which this museum is the reflection.
The next museum were recommend is in a lesser known Roman part of the city. We are talking about Biterrois Museum. This museum focuses on ancient and medieval history. Béziers is sadly famous for the massacre of the Cathars during the Albigensian Crusade. This museum recreates the city at the time, with miniatures of the different parts of the city. It also focuses on the Roman era, which is necessary to understand the importance of Béziers from such distant times.
There are also many things to do in Béziers, read them in A walk around Béziers.
The first thing that comes up to mind is art and paintings when we think about museums. However, there are many alternatives. In particular, the city of Béziers has one of the most interesting museums of its kind in the world. We are talking about Musée Chapy.
This museum focuses and covers all aspects of the automotive world. A huge collection of all kinds of objects is exhibited inside a large garage: old cars, two-wheel relics (highly recommended for motorcycling fans), old travel and driving equipment and, in general, everything you can think of about the world of cars and more. It is a very interesting visit and very affordable.
Without a doubt, another interesting museum to see in Béziers. One of the peculiarities of Béziers is that, like other cities in France, it is crossed by the Canal de Midi. This canal crosses France through the middle, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The canal system has been used since ancient times and has served the development of all the cities around it. In this museum, you can see how the lock system continues to serve the canal. A traditional system full of mills that makes the water rise or fall, according to the flow rate needs. It is one of the most interesting places to see in the city, apart from its artistic heritage.
We have already told you about which museums to see in Béziers. However, you should also keep in mind that Béziers has impressive buildings and an overall spectacular architecture. Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse or the Old Bridge are a good example.
For all these reasons, we highly recommend you visit Béziers: either as your destination or as a place where you must stop during a route. You can now travel to Béziers and other destinations on Renfe's Alta Velocidad (high-speed) International trains.
In addition, travelling in a quick, simple and sustainable way is a plus to start your trip. Stop and spend the day at Béziers to visit its museums if you wish to discover one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Have you checked out our discounts? Benefit from our discounts and get the best price for you.