Located at 15 kilometers from Béziers and 4 kms of Agde, Vias is a small typical and accessible village at the edge of the Canal du Midi. You will admire a an elegant surmounted square bell-tower of a decorated pyramidal arrow of gargouilles...
The center of Vias becomes animated to the church every Wednesday and Saturdays morning in estival period, with its gravitational markets where you will find all types of products of the soil. Except season this market also is very appreciated saturdays morning.
A legend want that a statue of "the Vierge portant l'enfant Jésus" would have been offered to our village, in the Moyen Age, by Syrian sailors survivors of a shipwreck in the Mediterranean.
In Vias Beach, you will be able to benefit from all the advantages of a family seaside resort... You will practise the water sports or you will rest on a splendid fine sand beach.
It is Pierre-Paul Riquet, born in Béziers in 1604, which built the Canal du Midi, from 1666 to 1681, and which made gift of all its fortune because the allocated appropriations were insufficient. The canal, length 241 kilometers, connects the Mediterranean to the Garonne. It starts in Toulouse and leads to the etang de thau with Sète after having crossed Naurouze to 151 meters of altitude. In Béziers, one finds on the channel nine successive locks whose construction called upon "the avant-garde" of the technology in XVIIè century.
To 15 kilometers of Vias, youwill not fail to go to walk in Béziers and to take part in his famous feria.
Béziers, capital of the vineyard languedocian, is located on a plate dominating left bank of Orb. Its history was marked by the arrival of the Romans who colonized it into 35 before J.-C. and by the bag of the city in 1209 by the Cross ones. Béziers is famous today for his performances in Rugby, his many festivals (of which most famous is the féria of summer in August)