The Hotel de Ville, the town hall dates from the 18th Century and is one of the attractions of the city. The city belongs to the southern French département of Hérault and lies on the river Orb and the Canal du Midi. Beziers is 20 km from the Mediterranean Sea, not far from the last foothills of the Massif Central in the level of the lower Languedoc. It is a city with more than 2700 years of history, which began with a tribal settlement on the banks of the Orb in the Neolithic Age. Beziers is a major transport hub. In addition to the waterways of the Orb and the Canal du Midi cruise in city streets RN112 (Castres to Agde), RN113 (Narbonne to Pezenas), D11 (direction Capestang and Carcassonne) and d909 (Bédarieux direction) and the A9 and A75 . The airport Béziers was increased in the years 2006 to 2007.
Béziers is a town in Languedoc in the southwest of France. It is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Hérault department. The town is located on a small bluff above the river Orb, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Mediterranean Sea. At Béziers the Canal du Midi spans the river Orb as an aqueduct called the Pont-canal de l'Orb. claimed to be the first of its kind.