The Essential
A historical staging post in the heart of the wine-growing plains and long-time residence of the governers of Languedoc, Pézenas, is a pleasant place to be. In season, the city of art may abound with artists and craftsmen, who fill the little streets of the old town, but for all that it by no means has the feel of a "museum-city". Alongside the magnificently well-preserved 17C seigneurial residences and hotels you can feel the spirit of audacity and freedom, which would definitely still win over Molière.