Easily visited from Béziers, the small town of Pézenas is built on the remains of Roman Piscenae. It became an important commercial center with a brisk trade in wool, wine, and eau de vie from its surrounding vineyards.
For almost 250 years (c. 1450-1700), Pezenas was the seat of the Governors of Languedoc. Succeeding Governors and their entourages built sumptuous private houses in the Old Town, now protected as a historic monument.
Moliére created his “summer theatre there, under the Patronege of HRH The Prince du Conti during the 1650s
|Photographer:||Malcolm Reynard - personal website|