22 January 2023  |  Tourism

Sète, the iconic fishing town of Hérault

Sète, the iconic fishing town of Hérault



On one side the Mediterranean Sea, on the other the Etang de Thau, Sète is a fishing town with shimmering colors which is the place of residence of many artists.

Paul Valéry, French writer and poet born in Sète nicknamed the city, the singular island.

Sète is also called the "Venice of Languedoc" because of its canals flowing through the heart of the city.



Mont Saint-Clair culminates from a height of 175m with on its eastern flank and dominating the port, the Richelieu citadel, the lighthouse and the marine cemetery. At the top, the luminous Cross of Mont Saint-Clair embraces the city.

Sète is the leading fishing port in the Mediterranean.

It is also a marina which accommodates up to 1,850 boats with 750 berths and 1,100 rings in channels reserved for subscribers.

Many artists have resided in Sète including the painter Soulages or more recently the singer Benjamin Biolay.

The singer Georges Brassens, the guitarist Manitas de Plata or the actor Jean Vilar were born in Sète.



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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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