Panorama vue de Bessan


The little village of Bessan is located 1.5 km from Domaine de Sainte-Véziane, set back from the busy resort towns, surrounded by vineyards, the Mont Ramus lava flow and the Hérault River.

This village of 4200 inhabitants is a great place to relax. It has a traditional market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, as well as a rich history of legends and folklore based on the donkey, the animal that is celebrated during the August festivals.

Visit the old town:

  • Start with the promenade, a historical ball game, the ancestor of the tambourine.
  • The old consular house, rebuilt in 1720.
  • Place de la République, baptized in 1894 after the fountain with the statue of Marianne was installed. You can see many old homes around the square.
  • The Sainte Pierre Church with remarkable Romanesque apse and wood and marble altarpiece.
  • You will see the beautiful facades of mansions like the Jacomel de Cauvigny, decorated with ironwork.
  • The Porte Saint Pierre, equipped with a drawbridge during the 16th century.
  • You can also see the ruins of the Moulin Bladier on the banks of the Hérault.

Bessan Tourist Office


  • Taste the  Bessan rosé, which has won the Cave Coopérative de Bessan competition several times.
  • Try the Croustade, a cake with walnuts.
  • Cueillette de Caillan , a farm where you can harvest your own fruit and vegetables from April to the end of October – Route de Marseillan
  • Visit Cactus Park, with flowers and animals
  • Go see the Mont Ramus Olive Oil Mill, guided tour and store – RD13