Saint-Thibéry

Saint-Thibéry
Commune
Roman Bridge, actually medieval
Roman Bridge, actually medieval
Coat of arms of Saint-Thibéry
Coat of arms
Saint-Thibéry is located in France
Saint-Thibéry
Saint-Thibéry
Location within Occitanie region
Saint-Thibéry is located in Occitanie
Saint-Thibéry
Saint-Thibéry
Coordinates: 43°23′52″N 3°25′03″E / 43°23′52″N 3°25′03″E / 43.3978; 3.4175
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementBéziers
CantonPézenas
IntercommunalityHérault Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Amiel
Area118.47 km2 (7.13 sq mi)
Population (2008)22,320
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code34289 /34630
Elevation0–80 m (0–262 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Thibéry (Sant Tibèri in Occitan) is a commune in the Hérault département in the Occitanie region in southern France.

The village of Saint-Thibéry is built at the confluence of the Rivers Thongue and Hérault. The old Roman road "Via Domitia" runs through the village (Grand Rue) and some of the houses date back to the 15th century.

Saint-Thibéry is situated between the larger towns of Agde and Pézenas and the cities Béziers and Montpellier and is a short distance to Mediterranean Sea.

Over 4000 years old, this former Celtic village was once called "Cessero".[citation needed]

Saint-Thibéry Abbey and Church

The Benedictine Abbey (l’abbaye bénédictine) and Church sit in the heart of the village. It was founded in the late 8th century by Atilio, a disciple of Benedict Aniane, near the tomb of three local martyrs. The Abbey Church has an unusual underground altar. During the 15th century, the church was rebuilt on its original Romanesque bases, in a Gothic style. The bell-tower was erected in 1509 and had eight bells.

In the past the Church attracted many pilgrims who believed that relics kept there had special healing powers. Saint-Thibéry is also on one of the old Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage routes.[citation needed]

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