The Etruscans stopped here. Here the Montmorency family and the prince of Conti established their capital. It is easy to understand why: Pézenas endowed with a registered historical center, with private residences of the 15th to the 18th century is rich of its past and present. Queen Anne of Austria, mother of Louis XIV, stayed at the Hôtel de Flotte de Sebason. In the 15th century setting of the hôtel de Lacoste, Philippe de Broca shot scenes of the movie Cartouche with Jean-Paul Belmondo.