A few years ago, the diamond in the rough city of Béziers was 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 share a few.
Right at the end (or the beginning, depending on which way you’re coming 🙂 ) of Les Allées Paul Riquet, this giant wheel has popped up. Ok, it’s not the London Eye, but still, for a little town like Béziers it is quite impressive. The Ferris wheel is 32 meters high, open seven days a week and costs 5 euros to have a go (kids pay 3 euros).
La Place Jean Jaurès has had a complete makeover. This big square is now 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, that pop up unexpectedly to increase the fun. When the night falls, it is even cooler with lots of 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 get out of the fountain, before the light and music 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 on 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. Definitely something that you should experience for yourself.
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 us with more than 20 different flavours, all made without preservatives and artificial colours, it took a while before we made our choice. In the end, oldest’s chocolate ice cream and my salted caramel one both tasted divine! The perfect ending to a perfect night out in Béziers.