Béziers is a city in the Hérault department in Occitanie, France. The city shows signs of Neolithic occupation, but the first recorded settlement was the Roman town of Baeterrae (founded around 35 BCE). Today, Béziers is a regional centre of winemaking, and a good place to base yourself when exploring the southern Languedoc region.
Béziers is in an Occitan-speaking region, and street signs and other official markers are often printed in both French and Occitan. Occitan text is usually marked with a small red and gold cross, though it is often similar to standard French. While most customer service people will speak some English, this is not universal.