Festivals, festivities and traditions


Our traditions are still firmly anchored in the hearts of Sète’s people and find their expression in the festivals:

The Feast of Saint Pierre, a fishermen’s festival with a procession of gaily decorated boats, and the Feast of Saint Louis, patron saint of the town, whose celebrations carry on for several days non-stop in the Cadre Royal square and also in other streets and squares, where visitors mingle with Sète’s locals, both current residents and expats who never miss these colourful events.

You can also participate to differents festivals in Sète. Poetry, jazz, electronic music, french music, world music, maritime heritage, street art, gastronomy, litterary, cinéma ... You will find your hapiness.
 
  All aboard for Sète! "Escale à Sète" is a completely new kind of event in France and is devoted to maritime traditions. It is taking place in France’s major Mediterranean fish...
  K-LIVE FESTIVAL : THE URBAN CULTURES FESTIVAL This multidisciplinary festival combines urban art, visual arts exhibitions and current music concerts. Concerts, street art, transitory ...
Sète and Neuburg (Germany) are partner cities since 1986. The "Beer Festival" is organized each year for the anniversary of twinning between Sète and Neuburg.  
Fiest'A Sète Fiest'A Sète is a World Music Festival which hosts a large number of events at the Théâtre de la Mer, in different parts of the town and in the villages of the Thau Ba...
While presenting masterpieces of the classic repertoire, this festival is wide open to many other artistic movements (literature, painting, gastronomy...). Inspired by popular music, this event...
For nearly three weeks,  the documentary festival of photography Imagesingulières will be held in Sète. Almost fifteen exposures in ten different places of Sète will allow the vi...
  A festival which became, over the years, the devotion of Louis Martinez (famous musician himself and author of several discs) and his team, one of the main summer appointments for the ...
  The fishermen holiday, in other words "The Saint Pierre's Atonement Day" is a very popular celebration for the citizens of Sète. On Friday evening the statue of the fishermen's ...
A hundred of poets coming from France and the Mediterranean surroundings will settle in the "Quartier Haut" (Oldest district of the city) and the emblematic places of the town of Sète ...
The London DJ Gilles Peterson, “bluffed” by Sète several years ago, has installed a festival of current music named after his infallible radio broadcast with the BBC. The Theatr...
The " Saint Louis' Day" is the patronal feast of Sète and also the jousters holiday. More than 70 street shows and bodegas are open until the middle of the night: with a deliriou...
Twenty writers from 'the Singular Isle', as Sète is known, will be present in Sète's main market hall, all basking in the glory of their latest book published this year. Some 15 shar...
“Quand je pense à Fernande” defends young creation and opens the season of the Théâtre de la Mer. Resonance in July with the evening performance “Putain de Georges” whose ti...
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