Arena du Béziers
By DonMartini @ 2007-01-24 09:55:52
Inaugurated in 1897, Béziers’ present-day arenas have witnessed a succession of operas and ‘corridas’ (bullfights). The building, made from brick and stone, has extraordinary acoustics and the terraces have been designed to make the public feel closer to the ring itself.
In the world of bullfighting, Béziers’ “plaza des toros” is considered to be one of the seven top sites in France, a reputation earned and maintained since a particularly famous corrida on 29 May 1921. Definitely worth a visit to experience the excitement of a corrida and to discover the history of bullfighting in this region.