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October 24th, 2009
Béziers 340032 34500
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.350 3.250 53 m

Bridge and cathedral, Beziers. (6 images). Click to enlarge.

One sight.
Other sight.

PONT-VIEUX bridge, 12th 13th 14th 15th centuries, replaced a Roman bridge.

It was one of the largest bridges of the time, which during 700 years was the only point of crossing of Orb on the way from Nimes in Toulouse.

SAINT-NAZAIRE CATHEDRAL The cathedral Saint-Nazaire de Béziers, of 13th 14th 18th centuries. Old diocese of Béziers, 4th century until 1790.
It is the largest monument of Gothic style of the town of Béziers.
The building is 50 meters long, the nave 14 meters broad. The transept has a width of 33 meters. The vault reached 24 m height.

The Orb river is a coastal river of 150 km. After having taken its source to 884 m, in the mounts of Escandorgue, with the Bouvial mount in Aveyron, it runs in the department of Herault to throw 15 km after Béziers, in the Mediterranean at the seaside resort of Valras-Beach.

CHURCH SAINT-JUDE 19th century
Built in 1876, at the foot of the cathedral.

Béziers, (in occitan, Besièrs), is a French common, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 71 600 Biterrois and Biterrois, distributed on 96 km², is 759 hab./km².

By its population, Béziers is the second city of the department of Herault and the fourth of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, after Montpellier, Nimes and Perpignan.
By its surface, Béziers is the first commune of the department of Herault.

It is the fatherland of Pierre-Paul Riquet, born between 1604 and 1609 and deceased in Toulouse on October 1, 1680, architect of the Canal du Midi of 240 km, built of 1667 to 1682, to connect Toulouse to Sète.

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