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Béziers

(bāzyā`), city (1990 pop. 72,362), Hérault dept., S France, in Languedoc. A communications and industrial center with an important trade in wines and liqueurs, it has ironworks, breweries, and factories making a great variety of products. An episcopal see from the 4th cent. to 1802, Béziers was involved in numerous religious wars. During the Albigensian crusade (see under AlbigensesAlbigenses
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) it was taken (1209) by Simon de Montfort; a horrible massacre followed. Béziers has a noted cathedral (13th–14th cent.) and some old churches.
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Coming to Beziers has been a very worthwhile experience all in all, and we got a real mixture of teams going out.
Services to Beziers will operate on Mondays and Fridays, Clermont-Ferrand flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and Pau flights will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The move, which was announced by European regional airline Flybe and Beziers Cap d'Agde airport, was welcomed by the Beziers Congres convention bureau, which is the sole provider of services for companies looking to rent conference & meeting rooms or reception venues in Beziers.
I played six games for Beziers and felt I played well, but I struggled with the language and was trying to learn it in too short a time.
Bath have lost only once in three competitions this season - to Newcastle in the Premiership last October - and Beziers are not expected to halt their progress towards the semi-finals.
Beziers scrapped their way to a 13-11 win, but Connacht's first-leg triumph in France was enough to see them progress courtesy of a 29-23 aggregate win.
And Beziers coach JeanPierre Elissalde, whose son JeanBaptiste is the current Toulouse scrumhalf and who, himself won five caps for France in the early 1980s at scrumhalf, believes they have captured one of the upandcoming stars of Welsh rugby.
Beziers launched a storming finish but the Neath defence just about held out.
Beziers showed all their Gallic flair during the closing stages as they looked for an all-important try, but the Neath defence just about held out.
Beziers, having lost to Leicester last week, made eight changes and produced an enterprising start.
Beziers are certainly not as good as their great side of 25 years ago and Calvisano may have a shout with a 22-point start with the Tote at 5-6.
Jean Causse, the name he preferred, died at the age of 91 years of pneumonia as a complication of chronic bronchitis in Beziers, France, December 10, 2001.