Pros & Cons of Living in Béziers, the Short List


For this American French teacher, moving to France, and specifically to Béziers in the Languedoc-Roussillon (the “other” South of France) meant quitting my steady job back in the US and starting a new life and a new adventure.  It is exhilarating to be starting my own business teaching French online via Skype, and being able to work from home.  I never regret the decision we made, ever.  I mean it.  But. There are still a few pros & cons that are worthy of mentioning on this 4th day of FEBRUARY, 2014.

For now, I’m going to keep the short list very short.  If I had to state only one awesome thing about living in Béziers, and only one rather miserable aspect….today, and just for today, I would say:

PRO:  The sky is blue, and it’s almost 60 degrees.  It’s heavenly.

CON:  It smells like dog poop literally everywhere in this city.

Now if that doesn’t make you want to move to France, I don’t know what will.  There are ways to forget about the dog poop, like walking past a fromagerie, for example.   Smells bad, but tastes lovely.  However, nothing can take away the feeling you get when walking to pick up your kids for lunch to bring them home for crêpes, and it’s practically t-shirt weather.  Yeah, it’s February 4.  Life is good.

5 thoughts on “Pros & Cons of Living in Béziers, the Short List”

  1. Sitting here in the US with another load of snow that fell yesterday and an ice storm on the way, my only hope is that our plane leaving for France next week will not be cancelled! Can’t wait to be back in balmy Languedoc! We didn’t smell the doggie odor when we visited Beziers. Will check it out again some time😉

  2. It is such a crass contrast – the beautiful buildings that you can’t see because you are forever looking down to avoid those calling cards!! Narbonne seems to have that problem in hand a little better, there’s a guy going round centre ville on a motorbike, hoovering it all up🙂

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