HIGHLIGHTS​​

 

The Old Port

Inaugurated in 1666, the Sète Port was an important place within the wine trade, due to its strategic location where the Canal du Midi meets the sea.

Today, this port is mainly frequented by fishermen who sell their catches each day at 15.30. It is a very typical place to visit in the city.

The royal canal

This large canal is at the heart of the city and a mooring point of the fishing boats. It is also home to the best bars and restaurants.

Each year at the end of August, it is converted into the main scene of the Saint-Louis festival, where you can learn about famous nautical battles.

La "pointe courte"

This charming fishermen’s quarter is a very typical scene on the Mediterranean coast.

This quarter at the edge of Thau Pond is an authentic village within the city, where fishermen called “les pointus” still live in wooden houses.

WHAT TO DO

 

Museum of the Sea

Museum of the Sea

All year

Placed in the balcony of the Mediterranean, this museum we portray the history of Sète's Port from the 18th century. In addition there shelters the collection of André Aversa's models that I dedicate his life to the naval carpentry.

Espace Georges Brassens

Espace Georges Brassens

All year (closed on Mondays)

Sète is the birthplace of Georges Brassens, a famous French singer-songwriter. If you’re in town, you can’t miss a visit to his museum. After the visit, which usually lasts half an hour, you can hear some of his unpublished recitals.

​CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

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Located halfway between the sea and the mountains, Perpignan benefits from its proximity to the Mediterranean coast and the imposing Canigou mountain range. ​​

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Sète

78, place de Combon
​34200 Sète​​​​

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