Sète [sɛt] (in Occitan: Seta [ˈseta]) is a town with a population of 43,500, on the Mediterranean coast, in the administrative department of Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, 30km from Montpellier and Cap d’Agde.
Etang de Thau lagoon, Sète is often called ‘The Singular Island’. Sète is the birthplace of many famous names in the arts, including Georges Brassens and Paul Valéry.
The French name for the town’s inhabitants is the ‘Sétois’. Sète is number 152 in terms of size of all the French municipalities, and the third largest town in the Hérault department.