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Getting There -- Trains from Paris, Barcelona, Montpellier, Sète, and Perpignan arrive at the SNCF station south of the town on boulevard de Verdun. For information and train schedules, call tel. 36-35, or visit www.voyages-sncf.com. Buses run in and around Béziers as well as to local beaches, including Valras-Plage. For bus information, call Bus Occitan at tel. 04-67-28-36-41. Béziers has a small airport 12km (8 miles) east of the city, which is connected by regular shuttle buses. Depending on the season, flights arrive from Beauvais near Paris, as well as destinations in the U.K., Scandinavia and Germany.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 1 bd. du Président Wilson (tel. 04-67-76-20-20; fax 04-67-11-09-09; www.beziers-mediterranee.com).

Special Events -- The city lights up every mid-August for the Féria. For 4 days, everyone joins in for street festivals, music, dancing, and, most importantly, bullfighting.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.