The town of Pezenas (Languedoc-Roussillon) in France is what is called a "Ville d'art" (city of art). Pezenas is known as the city of Molière, since it was the place of residence of the great French playwright and a group of his actor friends between 1647-1657. The old town of Pezenas has been restored and in its streets you can admire magnificent houses (whose stately courtyards and staircases are a pride for its residents), hotels from the 17th Century in perfect condition, mansions, charming shops, etc.. 14 Juillet Place is where you will find Hotel Molière, and is the ideal starting point to begin a visit to the old town of Pezenas. So we did, taking with us a snack from the terrace bar, charging the batteries for the journey ahead of us.
The Place Gambetta is the ideal location from which to start a tour of the grand old streets of the town of Pezenas (Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon). In fact, the guided tours organized by the city's Tourist Office are well worth doing and provide some very interesting insights into the area (http://www.Herault-tourisme.Com/). The old town of Pezenas has remained virtually intact over the years (most buildings and streets date from the XVI-XVII), primarily thanks to the French state railway company which chose not to build train tracks through the middle of the city and do a "by-pass" around the centre instead. In addition to the restaurant "La Terrasse" in the Place Gambetta, there is a confectionary shop called BOUDET. There you can buy and taste the typical sweets of the city, called "les Berlingots of Pezenas". Address: Place Gambetta 5, 34120 Pezenas. Phone: (00 33) 04 67 90 76 05. Website: Http :/ / www.Lesberlingotsdepezenas.Com/. Pezenas has always been known for having a wide variety of high quality craftsmen, many of them dedicated to the restoration of antiques. One can still can visit many of these workshops and buy some interesting samples in the shops located next to the workshop.
This is a small charming town. In the old town, the ground floor of the houses and old hotels have become small craft stores. In summer, the Arts Mirondela allows holidaymakers to wander around until late at night. This town was the residence of Molière (the famous French playwright). Do not forget to try Poulain, the traditional animal of the city, at the opening of the Mirondela in July, at the August festival and, of course, at the Carnival in February.