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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Sète

Sète is a shining jewel at the foot of the Mont Saint-Clair, between the Étang de Thau and the Mediterranean Sea. This is where the Canal du Midi—UNESCO World Heritage Site—begins (or ends). A fishing, yachting and commercial port, the town has a pronounced artistic bent and has not forgotten its beloved sons, Paul Valéry and Georges Brassens.

Discover the fishermen's district, La Pointe Courte, following the footsteps of film-maker Agnès Varda. Stroll around the upper district for a taste of Sicilian atmosphere, then walk to the Cadre Royal and the quays of the old port ... or the beaches.


Sète, the little Venice of Languedoc boasts a distinctive cultural heritage. Discover its highlights:

In Sète, you'll enjoy: 

  • Plunging into the animated atmosphere of the market hall and sampling a local speciality such as a tielle or a macaronade.
  • Admiring the view of the sea, the Lido and the Étang de Thau from the Pierres Blanches forest.
  • Vibrating to the rhythm of the Théâtre de la Mer, facing the deep blue sea, during the Jazz à Sète festival.
  • Joining the locals at the jousting tournaments at the Cadre Royal during the Saint-Louis festival, the town's patron saint.  

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