The medieval town of Pézenas, located 30 minutes north and east of Béziers and 30 minutes north of Agde on the mediterranean, is a vibrant community. Everyone from farmers, business people, small shopkeepers, artists, and artisans combine together to form a thoroughly enjoyable village for wandering and exploring.
Some connections to historical people of interest include the playright Molière, and Gabriel François Venel, the inventor of seltzer water. However, where Pézenas really shines is discovering the artists and artisans around each corner.
One such person, in this image, is Eva Luca, who works with glass to create sculptures, paintings, and frescoes. While you might initially be drawn to Pézenas as a tourist, hoping to add to your collection of souvenirs, it is in shops like Eva's where you will cross over and really connect with the heart and soul of true artisans. Bring home something unique and authentic, and at the same time, enjoy meeting the artist personally!
Languedoc-Roussillon is a French region which is composed of five departments. It is bounded by Spain, Andorra in the south and along the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lions). Other French region limit the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon: Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees. The natural boundaries are the Pyrenees and the so-called threshold Lauragais, the Cévennes and the Rhône.In 2004, the Regional Council chose a joint new logo symbolizes the sun, which has the motto: "Living in Septimania. In fact, the current president of the Regional Council, Georges Freche wanted to rename the area "Septimania", but then it has to do so. Septimania is an old name, used since the fifth century for the region, but the Department of Lozère was not yet among them. Above all, the Catalans rejected by an overwhelming majority of this amendment. After numerous protests, including a demonstration of about 8,000 people on the 8th October 2005 in Perpignan, Georges Freche was the project of Bezeichnugsänderung in "Septimania" and the name of the region Languedoc-Roussillon "is introduced as an official designation for the Regon.The languages of the region along with French, Occitan (Languedoc, Auvergne, Provence), and Catalan. The name of the region favors Lengadòc-Rosselhon Occitan and Catalan Rosselló-Llenguadoc.