Pézenas, the illustrious town of Molière

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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 11 January 2023, updated on 15 April 2024

Pézenas: 8,000 inhabitants, 39 historic monuments, 1 defining figure: Molière. That ought to be enough to convince you that this town is well worth the detour. Add to this the sunshine of the south, an undying passion for theatre, the beauty of the surrounding nature and the traditional carnival and you really won’t need any more excuses to visit Pézenas.

The Ouvrage du Libron at Vias

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This astonishing pontoon viaduct is a jewel of architecture that is listed as World Heritage and dates back to 1855!

In the footsteps of Molière

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To discover the history of Molière in Pézenas, there’s nothing better than enjoying a theatrical visit of the heart of the historic centre and the theatre! Events take place all throughout July to pay tribute to this great man who settled in Pézenas from 1650 to 1656!

Local ambiance

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Blue skies, yellow flowers, warm old stones; welcome to Pézenas, a town that abounds with unexpected delights.

Artisan market stalls

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Narrow streets, pretty boutiques everywhere you turn: welcome to the historic heart of town.

Gourmet visits

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Flavoursome and colourful gastronomy: you’re in the South.

For more information: - Office de Tourisme Cap d'Agde Méditerranée

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