Things to do in pezenas:
Every Saturday morning: Cours Jean Jaurès Market from 9am to 6pm.
Molière Festival in all its Shards in June. Theater, cinema, concert, festival and show for all ages for all tastes!
Every Wednesday from July to August, Molière cellars: music evenings, food and wine from 19:30; 39 avenue de Verdun.
Every Friday evening of July-August, the summer: wine tasting of the region of Pézenas (Languedoc); Jean Jaurès course.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Pezenas has long been the cultural center of southern France, the city breathes the tradition of arts and crafts.
Strolling along the cobblestone lanes of the pedestrian historic center you will find many small local artisan shops.
Pezenas is known for the quantity and quality of its flea markets.
Twice a year, the first Sunday of May and the second Sunday of October, their association organizes the “Grand déballage”, a large fair at the Brocante stretching for nearly a kilometer on the National 113. More than 150 exhibitors are present all day.
Furniture, old linen, jewelery, tableware, paintings, trinkets, African art, watches, books, posters … the most diverse objects are to discover!
www.pezenas-tourisme.fr – Tel : 33 (0)4 67 98 36 40
TASTING AND DISCOVERING VINEYARDS
Pezenas is surrounded by vineyards that produce white wine, rosé and red of a surprising quality with a very distinctive style of Languedoc, including the Picpoul de Pinet (particularly recommended with the oysters of Bouzigues), the well-wooded Faugères, and wonderful biodynamic wines produced according to ancient traditions.
Tastings “Summer Wine” every Friday evening in July and August, Cours Jean Jaurès.
The city of Pezenas also organizes several major wine fairs during the season.
Otherwise many of the vineyards around are open to visitors for tastings and live sales.
The oysters “de Bouzigues” raised in the pond of Thau (15 minutes from the convent) are delicious even in summer.
They can be eaten in small restaurants in front of the pond in Bouzigues, or just next to Sète or Meze.
Otherwise you can buy them live from the producer almost every day at the market in the center of Pezenas (5 minutes walk from the convent) and bring them back to taste in the convent at your apartment. (Ask the seller to open them for you and do not forget the Picpoul).
CULTURE & FESTIVALS
Exhibitions and cultural events are held regularly in the historic center of Pezenas throughout the year, especially in summer of course. http://www.pezenas-tourisme.fr for more information.
Note the festival “Pezenas under the gaze of Molière” in early June, when the old town around the Gambetta Square is invaded by characters of the time who enjoy singing, dancing, declaiming and making of the fencing for the pleasure of the public.
In July you can enjoy the “Mirondela des Arts” (http://www.mirondeladelsarts.com), a series of events and cultural exhibitions (music, theater, viticulture etc.)
If you are lucky you can also discover musical evenings on the butte of the castle, recently renovated at the top of the city.
-The historic center of Pézenas with craftsmen and creators.
-The Molière Scénovision: 1000 m² – 5 showrooms – Showrooms – Shop.
-Parcours show in five acts on the life and work of Molière. In the heart of the sumptuous Peyrat hotel (17th century), a 55-minute show-tour brings back to life the colorful comedy that was Molière’s life.
5 decorated 3D projection rooms, a spatialized sound, create a spectacular setting and atmosphere for an exceptional representation of Molière’s life as you have never seen it before!
phone. : 04 67 98 35 39.
– In the same premises, you will find the Tourist Office of Pézenas, the shop of the Molière Scenes and the Center of Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (free entry).
CIAP is a permanent exhibition set up under the “Country of Art and History” convention. Divided into 4 rooms, the CIAP proposes to approach from different angles the rich heritage of the territory of Pézenas.
The originality of this exhibition lies in the use of new technologies.
The visitor sees, hears but also touches the materials that are spoken to him for a better understanding.
-In July and August, visit the historic center of Pézenas accompanied by a guide.
From Monday to Saturday, at 17h. Paying.
Departure 5 people minimum. Information on 04 67 98 36 40.
Vulliod Saint-Germain Museum: Molière exhibition in an armchair.
Every Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00 find the market of fruits and vegetables and other fresh products and clothes in the center of the city.
The Illustrious Théâtre de Pézenas, with its two theaters and garden, a theatrical program all year round.
Pezenas was an important base for Molière and his troop, hence the name “Pezenas, town of Molière”.
Go to the Molière theater for regular performances of his works, outside or in the recently renovated original building.
http://www.illustretheatre.fr for schedules.
Discover the vineyards and the local landscape by bike.
You do not even need to plan your route, all routes bring you somewhere interesting – just know how to get back to the starting point!
See http://www.planetevelos.com/ for more info or ask your hosts.
Shopping center, with shops and many services, at 30 avenue de Verdun.
Antique shops and flea markets, mainly avenue de Verdun.