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At the foot of the Mount St-Clair, an ancient island at 175 m altitude and which is linked to the land by two strips of sand, Sète was built by command by Louis XIV in order to have a more reliable port than in Marseille. Soon fishermen, mostly Italians, came to settle here whilst commerce prospered with the colonies... This city which conserved its original atmosphere contained its original dimension.

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Tourist attractions Sète : Things to see and do

  • Sète Old Port Interesting

    quai de la Consigne F - 34200 Sète

    The old harbour was created by order of Colbert and designed by Pierre-Paul Riquet. At present, its passenger and merchant ferry days are long gone; the harbour is now the exclusive domain of local fishermen and expensive yachts. The latter have take..

  • Maritime Cemetery Interesting

    Rue Jean-Vilar F - 34200 Sète

    Nowhere is more melancholy than this cemetery, lit by the sparkling waters of the nearby Mediterranean. Peace and serenity reign in the final resting place of Paul Valéry (tomb of the Grassi, his mother's family) and Jean Vilar, two of Sète's favoure..

  • Mont St-Clair Interesting

    chemin de St-Clair F - 34200 Sète

    From afar this could be an island... This hill which rises to 175m, overlooking the sea, Thau Basin and the town of Sète, forms a superb panoramic viewpoint. In winter, when the mistral wind has cleared the skies, the view is fabulous: at sunset you ..

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Hotels Sète

  • Hôtel L'orque Bleue Three stars Three stars Three stars

    10 Quai Aspirant Herber F - 34200 Sète

    Prix Prices from : 93 €

    Ideally located along the Royal Canal, this 19th-century edifice welcomes you in typical Hausmannian-style near the city centre of Sète. Blending period charm, a host of facilities and an inviting ambiance, Hôtel L'orque Bleue features 30 comfortabl..

  • ibis budget Sète Centre Two stars Two stars


    Prix Prices from : 43 €

    The ibis budget Sate Centre hotel (formerly Etap Hotel) is an economy hotel located in Sète city center, near the royal canal, Saint-Louis pier, Leclerc promenade, and Lake Thau, which is a short drive away. Its 83 modern rooms are air conditioned an..

  • Le Grand Hotel

    17 Quai De Tassigny F - 34200 Sète

    This hotel is set in the heart of Sète, between the Mediterranean and the Thau Lake, and features a contemporary décor and an on-site gourmet restaurant. Guests are invited to relax in the hotel's glass-roofed courtyard. All of the air-conditioned r..

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