Pezenas, France, situated between Montpellier and Beziers in the South of France, is without doubt one of the most beautiful towns in the South of France. I may be biased because Pezenas is my local town, but trust me, it is a great little spot. The best time to visit Pezenas is in the height of summer on a Wednesday or Friday night when all the shops in Pezenas stay open late and the old town is buzzing with life.
Pezenas shot to fame when it was chosen as the seat of the languedoc parliament in 1456. In the late 17th century Pezenas became the summer home of the Prince de Conti, who brought with him his entourage of playwrights and artists - including the then undiscovered writer Moliere.