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Nestling between the Mediterranean Sea and the Thau lake, with its old port, its canals, its bridges and its buildings with beautiful colourful facades, Sète wears well its nickname of Venice of Languedoc. First fishing port of the Mediterranean Sea, Sète is a favourite destination for the gourmet’s appreciating seafood.
The mount Saint-Clair, which dominates the city from the top of its 183 metres, offers a magnificent view of Sète and its surrounding countryside.
In August, during the Saint-Louis festival, takes place the famous jousts tradition Sète: two opponents standing each on a boat, armed with a lance and a wooden shield, must bring down each other in the water.
When visiting Sete there are lots of thing to see and do. You can hit up the many sandy beaches of Sete to help you relax in the sun. Plage du Lazaret is one of the first beaches from the city centre and is located in small sandy cove.
If you’re less of a beach person and prefer to experience the local culture, then the Musee Paul Valery might be more up your street. The museum was designed by Guy Guillaume and showcases over 4000 works, including Beaux-Arts collections with more than 700 paintings and 1000 drawings.
A few other things to be done in Sete are:
The warmest month of the year is July, with an average temperature of 23.3 °C. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 7.7 °C.
Sete is a short 35 minute drive from Montpellier's airport, or you can land in Perpignan which is still a reasonable 1 hour 30 minute drive away.