Hotel in Pezenas
Nestled between the Mediterranean and the Hérault valley, in Languedoc-Roussillon, Pézenas has been nicknamed the “Little Versailles of the Languedoc”. The historical centre of the old capital of the Languedoc Estates is home to an exceptional and well-preserved heritage for you to explore during your stay. Your accommodation in Pézenas makes an excellent base for visiting both the town and further afield in the area.
Where to book in Pézenas?
With its perfect location, the Pézenas B&B Hotel offers a wide range of air conditioned rooms. They all have a flat-screen TV with a great choice of channels plus free, unlimited Wi-Fi. Book your great value hotel in Pézenas now!
History and urbanism
Pézenas originally dates back to Roman times. The Middle Ages saw the town blossom. It became part of the Royal Domain in 1262, becoming famous for its fairs: a vocation for trade that turned Pézenas into a leading economic centre in the 19th century. As the Capital of the Estates of Languedoc, the town’s role as a political centre was reinforced as it regularly hosted the Estates General. The history of Pézenas is also connected to Molière, who stayed many times in the town.
The magnificent countryside surrounding the River Hérault is ideal for pleasant family walks. Nature lovers can walk in the moorland of Aumes and Saint-Pons-de-Mauchiens, and even plan a hiking trip as far as the volcano at Les Baumes.
The town centre is home to the most outstanding mediaeval heritage. During your stay at Pézenas, you can also visit the International Toy Museum, admire the collections of ceramics in the Vulliod-Saint-Germain Museum, stumble on the surprising Musée de la Porte or explore the museum dedicated to French singer and local boy, Boby Lapointe. Lovers of religious art will want to visit the Collegiate Church of Saint-Jean de Pézenas. And for everything there is to know about making soap, why not take a look at the Pézenas soap factory!
Every summer, the Estivales de Pézenas sets the best local wines to a musical soundtrack. Several times a year, the Colt, the symbol of this UNESCO oral and intangible heritage-listed town, processes through the streets of Pézenas. Other highlights include the Carnival and the Molière Theatre Festival in all its glory, which takes place in June.