Discover the city of Sète

Located in the South of France on the Medeterranean coast, the city of Sète is also called "Venice of Languedoc". Sète owes this designation to its canals that run through the city. The french town is a tourist attraction known for its beaches, its cultural monuments and its festive atmosphere. 

Sète, a cultural and charming city

The city is home to numerous museums, including the Paul Valery Museum and the International Museum of Modest Arts, which houses a unique collection of popular art and original objects. This little french city is also known for its Poetry and Jazz festivals. Indeed, Sète is a warm and lively small location where you can spend enjoyable time in Café's and bars offering music shows and theatrical perfromances all year long. 

The commercial port of Sète, a window to the South of Europe

The port of Sète is equiped with a modern and maintained quay as well as infrastructures adapted to passengers. It hosts ships that sail to North Africa and Middle East. The commercial port of Sète receives passengers from Maghreb especially from Algeria. 

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Not to be missed in Sète

Port of Sète

Sète, a cultural and diversified city

Over time, the city of Sète has developed a rich and diversified culture offering that appeals to festival-goers, tourists and visitors passing through the South of France. Poetry, jazz, world music, keens on culture and arts, the festival fans will be thrilled !
The city also has many remarkable herritage sites to discover, such as the Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette chapel, the Saint-Louis church, the marine cemetery that inspired Paul Valéry or the International Museum of Modest Arts, which offers original and quirky exhibitions. Moreover, history fans will also be delighted by visiting the canals and bridges that recall the importance of the city in the maritime trade in the past century. 

The harbour of Sète

The Paul Valéry Museum

The Paul Valéry Museum is about 4.000 works gathered in one place ! If you are fan of art, you can admire the 700 paintings and the thousand drawings from the beaux-Arts collections.
The collection of paintings offers a real time travel, with classical, academic and oriental works. Located in the hearts of Sète, the Paul Valéry Museum is a real treasure for art lovers and the curious who are seeking for discoveries ! 

The Port of Sète

The old port

The old port of Sète is as must for all the keen on sea and maritime history. Founded in 1666 by order of Louis XIV, the harbour was the place where everything started for the port town. Thus, the place is a mixed between tradition and modernity with its colorful fishing boats moored alongside elegant sailing boats. 
During your visit, you can stroll along the quays, admire the typical catalan boats of the area, or sit back on the pavement seating area to enjoy local dish while contempling the back and forth of the boats.