Stroll along the canals of this colorful port
France's largest and most important fishing port on the Mediterranean, Sete also attracts pleasure craft, and some of the country's America's Cup entrants. The low town is criss-crossed by scenic canals and bridges, and you can observe the activity of the fishing fleet as it ties up in the center of town. Clams, mussels, and oysters are farmed, and it is hardly possible to find fresher fruits of the sea, a treat much enjoyed by visitors.
Excursions can be made from Sete to Carcassonne, a perfectly preserved medieval city. With a double row of ramparts and 52 towers, it is everything you expect from a fairy tale castle.
Head to the top of Sete, to the summit of Mont St-Clair, either on foot or on a local bus or taxi. Explore the charming chapel with beautiful art and enjoy panoramic views of Sete and its canals, which are the link between Étang de Thau and the Mediterranean.
More than a sport, more than a tradition, water jousting in the city dates back to the 1600’s and reflects the passion and pride of Sete.
The walled, medieval city of Carcassonne is truly a marvel. Cross the Auld River on the Pont Vieux to explore the fortified city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and be sure to discover the Basilica of St. Nazaire and the Carcassonne Cathedral.
Sete, France At a glance