Sete is a port and seaside resort on the Mediterranean sea, France. Built upon & around Mont St Clair, Sète is situated on the south-eastern hub of the Bassin de Thau, an enclosed salt water lake used primarily for oyster and mussel fields.
Sète is a charming location, you can walk along the canal and discover fishing boats, find a restaurant to eat and watch, or climb up nearby Mont Saint-Clair (183m), where you will have a wonderful view of the village, the port, the Bassin de Thau, the Cevenne and the Pyrennees.
Attractions include the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette, converted from the remnants of an old fort. Here too, is the Sailors Cemetary (Le Cimetiere Marin), constructed in 1843 from the old quarried rock that had been used in the building of the port. The Pointe Courte (the fishermen’s quarter) is also worth a visit.
Things to See & Do
* Beaches and water sports
* Boat excursion to view the mussel and oyster farms
* Museums and art galleries
* Fish auction market
* Miniature train ride
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 24.21 km²
Population – 42,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33
Port Location – The port of Sete is located in its harbor; cruise ship passengers disembark at the Quay of Honor.
Travel Links – It is approximately 25 mins to Sete by train from Montpellier, 2 hours from Lyon, 3.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from Geneva. Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is situated 30 minutes from Sète. Car ferries ply between Sète and Morocco.