Michelin guide ‘Les Plus Beaux Détours de France’ states Pezenas as a ‘not to miss’ town. Unlike many towns and villages in the South of France which are only alive during summer months, Pezenas is a vibrant working town. Year round there are sights to see, markets to visit and cafes to rest awhile. With 300 days a year of sunshine, you are more than likely able to sit and enjoy your café au lait outside with the sun warming your face.
Once the home to Molière, a stroll though the narrow cobbled streets in the ‘vieille ville’ is like walking back in time. The old town dates back to the Middle Ages, and the architecture provides surprises at every turn, look up and see the gargoyles peering down at you, or pass through one of the impressive doors and discover a hidden courtyard of one of the many ‘hotel particuliers’ complete with wrought iron balconies, & stone sculptures.
Once the sun is high in the sky in the summer months Pezenas becomes even more alive with dozens and dozens of artisan studios opening up. The bi-weekly nocturnal market is a buzzing theatrical experience not to be missed. Wandering minstrals, fire eaters and jugglers perfom in the numerous squares and alley ways, whilst the restaurants and bars serve late into the night.
Just a short drive from Pezenas there is a wealth of activities and places to explore.