Actually, no…we’re completely serious when it comes to describing “Sète Joutes” (otherwise known as “Water Jousting in Sète, France”).
Sète Joutes is a fantastic example of one of our AzAmazing EveningsSM we have planned for you in 2013, as well as a highlight of the 7 Nights Springtime Along The Cote d’Azur President’s Voyage. Departing Barcelona, Spain on April 3, this President’s Voyage features hosted onboard social events and informal get-togethers throughout the week with Azamara Club Cruises® President and CEO Larry Pimentel and his wife Sandi.
It also includes a very special complimentary AzAmazing Evening event on April 4, where you can join Larry and Sandi—and a ringside seat along Sète’s Royal Canal—to witness the colorful sport of water jousting. It’s a tradition that began here in 1666, and remains as popular today as it was almost four centuries ago. An integral and much anticipated part of Sète’s cultural and sporting life, the Sète Joutes regular tournament season begins in earnest in June, when thousands of people descend upon Sète and line the canal banks to observe this historical event.