Canals that criss-cross the town, the Mont Saint Clair’s amazing panoramic views as far as the Pyrenees, a fishing port in the middle of town, 12 kilometres of fine sandy beaches: if you’re looking for somewhere that’s both typical of its region and full of surprises, there’s no doubt that Sète has it all.
A town surrounded by water...
Just over three centuries ago, the King Louis XIV decided to connect the Canal du Midi with the sea. On 29 July 1666, the birth of the port of Sète was celebrated by water-jousting, and this sport has been synonymous with the town ever since. The port became wealthy, primarily through its wine trade.