I supposed to be on the up! It must be true...it's in the Torygraph
Béziers – for many years the second cousin to Montpellier or Agde –
is a town on the up. It may look a bit of a building site at the moment,
but major improvements are already evident.
Robert Ménard, the mayor, has been instrumental in renovating the
city's and creating new pedestrian areas. There are more boutique hotels
and small shops, plus the Polygone shopping centre.
On the other side of the Orb river, Les Neuf Écluses de Fonséranes
has also had a makeover. These nine locks now have restaurants, cafés
and an interactive 3D museum, with views across to Béziers' splendid
cathedral of Saint-Nazaire.
"The face lift has complemented the incredible changes being
undertaken in Béziers' historic city centre," says Phil Rees of Home
Hunts. A three-bedroom penthouse in Béziers for €299,000 would cost
€470,000 in Montpellier, while a €199,000 four-bedroom town house would
be €545,000 in Agde.
"Now is the time to buy in Béziers as prices are low," says Claudia
Goetting of Leggett. "It will be a fantastic investment for the future.
You can see the changes everywhere."
Weird though. I have townhouse with 2 flats and 3/4 bedrooms...and it won't sell for 45,000€ let alone 199,000€
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