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09 March 2024  |  Tourism

A cultural journey to discover Sète

Sète, a sunny city in the south of France, is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Etang de Thau. Strolls along the coast, wild beaches and small coves invite you to relax on the sand or on the terrace of a café. The Little Venice of France offers cultural activities that will appeal to lovers of art and history. Some pay homage to artists who lived in Sète.

Paul Valéry Museum

Musée Paul Valéry, Sète


Paul Valéry is a philosopher writer, poet born in 1871 and originally from Sète.

From the museum's privileged location on the side of Mount Sinclair, you will enjoy an exceptional view of the sea.

The museum itself is a work of art in its own right, inspired by Le Corbusier and designed by the architect Guy Guillaume in the 1970s.

More than 7,000 works are present in this museum, mainly pieces from the 17th century to the present day. You can admire Mer Calme at Palavas de Courbet.

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Sea Museum

Musée de la mer, Sète

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The architecture of the museum is Le Corbusier-inspired with clean lines. It will immerse you in the maritime history of Sète from its origins to today. Models, drawings, paintings, the museum is very fun.

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Espace Georges Brassens

Sète Espace Georges Brassens

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The Georges Brassens space is dedicated to the famous singer-songwriter born in Sète. With a stereo headset, you will be guided by the voice of Georges Brassens. His life and his work are discussed. A documentation center brings together various documents on the artist's life. Exhibitions, book presentations, conferences, musical evenings are regularly organized.

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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