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February 10, 2008
Béziers 340032 34500
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.350 3.250 53 m

Church Saint-Jacques XIe XIIe XIVe Century.

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Saint-Jacques church is one of the important monuments of the Languedocien Romance buildings, with an apse in half dome of XIIe century.
This church, abbey of Augustins canons, is announced into 962 when the Viscount of Béziers was buried there.

Béziers, (in occitan, Besièrs), is a French common, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 71 600 Biterrois and Biterrois, distributed on 96 km², is 759 hab./km².
By its population, Béziers is the second city of the department of Herault and the fourth of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, after Montpellier, Nimes and Perpignan.
By its surface, Béziers is the first commune of the department of Herault.

It is the fatherland of Pierre-Paul Riquet, born between 1604 and 1609 and deceased in Toulouse on October 1, 1680, architect of the Channel of the South of 240 km, built of 1667 to 1682, to connect Toulouse to Sète.

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