New Regional Tourist Board for Southern France

Four tourist offices in southern France have amalgamated to promote a new region known as “Destination Béziers Mediterranean”: a sun-drenched landscape between the mountains and the sea.

Béziers, France, February 11, 2010 --( On 1 January 2010, the tourist offices of Béziers, Villeneuve-le-Béziers, Valras and Sérignan in the south of France were amalgamated to form the Béziers Mediterranean Tourist Office (0TBM).

The new tourist office will promote a new tourist region known as “Destination Béziers Mediterranean”. This region covers 13 towns and villages, all nestling in glorious sun-drenched landscape between the mountains and the sea.

At the hub of the region is Béziers itself - a beautiful, historic town on the River Orb and a stopping point on the Canal du Midi. Famous for its summer festivals, excellent wines and street markets, it's a great base for exploring the surrounding region.

Not far from Béziers is the historic village of Villeneuve-le-Béziers, which also sits on the Canal du Midi: the magnificent tree-lined waterway that links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Only 4km from the coast, Villeneuve has a beautiful 12th century church and the remains of an old aqueduct.

Valras is a lively coastal resort, with its acres of fine sandy beaches, along with plenty of watersports facilities and summer entertainments. This is the French equivalent of a good old 'buckets and spades' resort, but with the added attraction of excellent fish restaurants and the Mediterranean sunshine beating down.

Sérignan, meanwhile, is a rural village at the heart of the southern French vineyards, with an historic Gallo-Roman centre, beautiful gardens and its own small seaside resort at Sérignan-plage.

For more information see the Tourist Office website:

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