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history walk

Béziers and the Canal du Midi excursion

history walk

Béziers and the Canal du Midi excursion

Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transportation, Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Béziers and the Canal du Midi excursion

history walk

Béziers and the Canal du Midi excursion

Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transportation, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Begin your day by walking the medieval streets of Bezier’s ‘old town’ and discover the bloody history of the crusade against the Cathar. In the old city you will visit the Saint Nazaire Cathedral which was built in the 13th Century and boasts stunning views of the Orb Valley and surrounding city of Beziers. After exploring the historical city center, head to the famous Fonserannes Locks – a staircase lock system allowing boats to be raised 21.5m over a distance of 300m on the Canal Du Midi. This incredible engineering feat was accomplished by Paul Riquet of Beziers over two hundred years ago. Explore regional culinary traditions through the authentic lunch you will be provided. Lunch will be enjoyed at the ancient fortified hilltop settlement (oppidum) of Enserune. One of the most important pre-Roman sites in Europe, Enserune was occupied continuously from the 6th Century BC to the beginning of the 1st Century AD. From the high point of the site you have a panoramic view of the Montady Etang. In the afternoon choose between visiting a local village or the Fontcaude Abbey before treating your palate to some local wine.

Your host

Fabien

Fabien

I recently returned to my hometown near Beziers after travelling the world for over 12 years. I decided to create Explore Languedoc so that I can bring people to the places I like and that, in my opinion, make the area special. Tours offered by Explore Languedoc combine the best of the region; vibrant markets, historical villages, vineyards and extraordinary landscapes. I believe that my extensive travel experiences around the world and my passion for authentic travel are assets when creating tours that immerse visitors into the local culture. My perspective as a fellow traveller has influenced the focus of Explore Languedoc and my knowledge as a Languedoc native has enabled the fine-tuning of a unique and memorable travel experience.

What's included

Drinks
Transportation
comfortable and recent mini-bus.

Where you'll be

Walk the medieval streets of Bezier’s ‘old town’. In the old city you will visit the Saint Nazaire Cathedral. The famous Fonserannes Locks – a staircase lock system allowing boats to be raised 21.5m over a distance of 300m on the Canal Du Midi. The ancient fortified hilltop settlement (oppidum) of Enserune. One of the most important pre-Roman sites in Europe. Visit the village of Roquebrun or the Fontcaude Abbey

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Lunch, tickets and tips not included
Fabien
Béziers and the Canal du Midi excursion
New experience
£71 / person
New experience
£71 / person