Pézenas: town of art and history
Has the historic heritage of Agde town caught your interest? You should also visit Pézénas, set in the regions of the Hérault Méditerranée and the Pays de Thau. Pézenas merits its classification as a town of art and history, and offers tourists tours of its museums which promote local culture. Here are some suggested activities that offer an original introduction to the spirit of this well to do town.
Guided tours of Pézenas (34)
Discover sites steeped in history and memories, in the company of a tour guide. Stroll through the charming cobbled streets, admire the elegant town houses and villas and learn to decipher the architectural details and historical clues which will help you understand the town's development.
And why not sample the unique atmosphere of an evening tour!
Artistic pursuits in Pézénas
The wealth of Pézénas also lies in the diversity of its specialist crafts linked to the theatre and heritage restoration (upholsterers, cabinet makers, ironworkers and ceramicists…). The artists and craftsmen of Pézenas open the doors of their studios to you and invite you to share their passion. Discover some unique skills!
The heritage of Moliere in Pézenas
The Moliere Scénovision
A unique 3D show that will plunge you into the 17th century world of Moliere! Learn about the life of the artist and his works through a show in 5 acts, each one taking place in different rooms and ambiences!
Treasure trail: “Si Molière vous était conté”
A fun and convivial way to learn about the Pézenas that Moliere knew. Accompanied by his memory and with the aid of a booklet and a map, answer questions asked about symbolic sites: the shop of his friend the Barber Gély where he went to have his hair curled, the Bat d'Argent inn where he stayed with his troupe, the illustrious theatre and the monument created by Injalbert on the instigation of the Moliere committee...
Festival “Molière dans tous ses éclats”
In June every year, Pézenas becomes the stage for the festival of comedy "Moliere dans tous ses éclats". A rich programme of street shows, theatre, music and conferences....which bring to life again the places where Moliere was a frequent visitor. Enjoy this festival to the full as a family with the free shows specially put on for children. Riotous laughter and fun coming your way!
Pézenas, a gastronomic destination in the Hérault region (34)
Les Estivales in Pézenas
Are you familiar with the Coteaux de Languedoc wines, the appellation controlée wines of Pézenas? During your stay in the Hérault Méditerranée region, a stone’s throw away from Cap d’Agde, take the opportunity to pay a visit to Pézenas to sample white, red and rosé wines from the Agde-Pézenas area! They are a perfect match for local specialities such as oysters from the Etang de Thau and the petits pâtés of Pézenas
This gourmet event can be savoured every Friday evening during the summer period to the accompaniment of some top quality musical entertainment!
The petits pâtés of Pézenas
These small pies are culinary specialities of the Hérault Mediterranée region which are not to be missed. Those who love sweet and sour dishes will certainly appreciate this pastry concoction inspired by an Indian recipe. Lamb, brown sugar, lemon and cinnamon…combine harmoniously to delight your taste buds! Don’t miss the annual celebrations of the brotherhood of the petit pâté de Pézenas in May !
The berlingots of Pézenas
Sample this delightful sweet flavoured with mint, coffee, aniseed or lemon…And afterwards, how about learning how this typical Pézenas confectionery is made?