Sete and its surroundings

4 years ago - Léa D.

In reverse, Sète reads ... "summers" in French.

Known as the little French Venice, we love it ... For its port, its canals, its majestic sea theater overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean.

In the city where Paul Valéry and Georges Brassens were born, one cannot help starting this story on a poetic note.

Called the singular island or the "Venice of Languedoc" for its canal, Sète is a pretty town in Occitanie bordered by a saltwater lagoon and sandy beaches.
Its fishing port and various maritime activities have allowed this city to prosper for several centuries.

Carried by its changing winds, the Mediterranean is a capricious sea: the sailors needed a new shelter in deep water, which will lead after years to the birth of the port of Sète.

The laying of the first stone of the mole Saint-Louis marked the access to the open sea.

Born of nothing, Sète is a cosmopolitan city with various Mediterranean influences. The reputation of the city will flourish very quickly thanks to its wine and cooperage, exported to the north of Europe.

Sète is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, known for the production of these wines. Enjoy your stay in Sète to discover the vineyards of the hinterland and taste the diversity of Languedoc wines, raised on a terroir bathed in sunshine. In addition to learning the history of the vineyard, you will enjoy a range of varied wines: dry and fresh white, fruity rosé, velvety red and spicy, a real taste bliss.

Although Sète resembles Venice with its canals that are visible from one of our beautiful apartment, it has the advantage of offering sumptuous beaches and beautiful sunsets all year long. The beaches of the Corniche or Lazaret are two very pretty sandy beaches, composed of several coves of sand.

It is not the water activities that are missing in Sète! Scuba diving, sailing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet-skiing ... Just let us know the activity of your choice, we will take care of the reservation.

The salines of Sète are of unparalleled beauty. Discover the salt tables and their pink waters for an exceptional trip. You can discover them by train, by bike, on foot but also in a 4x4 accompanied by a guide. Choose your preferred mode of transport and come enjoy a panoramic view like no other. You can also discover them on horseback, for a romantic and breathtaking ride.


In the surroundings

Not far from Sète, is the Camargue, a French natural region located at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a place with an exceptional living heritage: you can see flamingos and all kinds of birds. A few minutes from Sète, the city of Marseillan is known for its horses Camarguais. Take this opportunity to go horseback riding in a natural setting, between land and sea.
Located in the south of France, Sète is lined with several cities to visit absolutely. We have made a selection, with activities not to be missed.


About 30 minutes from Sète is the pretty town of Montpellier. Dynamic and sunny, this pretty city is full of things to do. Exhibitions, cultural visits, stroll through its medieval streets or simply a glass of fresh white wine: a preparation for the evening that awaits you, the city being known for these evenings with multiple bars and nightclubs.

Our suggestions:

➢ The jardin des plantes

➢ St. Peter's Cathedral

➢ The Idée Saveurs restaurant (French cuisine): 5 rue Four des Flammes +33 4 67 29 88 62

How to get there?

➢ By TER from Sète station to Montpellier Saint-Roch station: 20 minutes
➢  By car via the D612: 40 minutes

Cap d’Agde

Cruise, vineyards and colorful experiences: Cap d'Agde is full of surprises. Only 30 minutes from Sète, it is the ideal place to discover beautiful beaches, enjoy the Aqua Park and visit all the small villages nearby. It is also a privileged place to celebrate: multiple nightclubs and organized parties attract tourists to dance until sunrise!

Our suggestions:

➢ The Ephèbe museum: La Clape roundabout +33 4 67 94 69 60

➢ The aquarium: 11 rue des 2 frères, +33 4 67 26 14 21

➢ The Fuzion restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine): 162 route de Rochelongue +33 4 67 21 03 81

How to get there?

➢ TER from Sète station to Agde station: 40 minutes

➢ By car via the D2: 30 minutes

Aigues Mortes

This pretty town is about 45 minutes from Sète. At the height of Gothic architecture, the fortifications of Aigues-Mortes constitute a remarkably preserved ensemble. From the ramparts or from the dungeon terrace, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Camargue and saline whose colors alternate from blue to purple.

Our suggestions:

➢ Book your Camargue cruise thanks to the tourist office: +33 4 66 53 73 00
➢ Visit of the Petit Rhône reserve: D202 St gilles road 30600 Sylvereal +33 6 81 95 83 46

➢ The restaurant Le Patio'Né (Mediterranean cuisine): 16 rue Sadi Carnot +33 9 82 31 51 73

How to get there ?

➢ By intercity train + TER from Sète station to Aigues Mortes station: 2h

➢ By car via the D612 and D62: 50 minutes

Halfway between Montpellier and Sète, this charming town and its economic activity are mainly based on the culture of the vineyard, whose production of Muscat wine has been known as AOC since 1959. To discover: remarkable landscapes, greenery and sunny days.

Our suggestions:

➢ The Rabelais winery: Avenue de Verdun +33 4 67 78 15 79

How to get there ?

➢ Intercity train + TER from Sète station to Vic - Mireval: 50 minutes

➢ By car via the D612: 18 minutes

Les calanques de Cassis

A paradise location on the banks of the Mediterranean; turquoise water, small intimate coves and majestic cliffs: the perfect place to unwind.

Our suggestions:

La Plage Bleue restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine): Port Miou district +33 4 42 01 15 40

➢ The restaurant L'Atelier Gastronomique (French cuisine): 24 rue de l'Arène +33 4 42 71 84 72

How to get there?

➢ by car via the A9: 2H15 minutes

The city of Sète also has a complete network of intramural buses and to nearby towns. We invite you to get closer to the tourist office to find the schedules, routes and maps of the different lines.

Sète Tourist Office: 60 rue Mario Roustan +33 4 99 04 71 71


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