Take time to foray into Sète’s maritime heritage.

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Enjoy the fresh air of the sea.

You feel its presence as soon as you set foot in Sète. Start at the Royal canal. Surprise! Tuna boats and trawlers are moored right in the heart of the city, facing restaurants and 19th-century buildings! The image sums up the city perfectly. And one of the trawlers even welcomes visitors: the Louis Nocca. Your children will love the aquarium, the captain's cabin and visiting the engine room.

Watch the action as you wander along Quai de la Consigne, with fishing boats going back and forth, colourful boats, the bustling fish auction and fishermen repairing their nets.
Stroll along St Louis breakwater: Bring your trainers and climb the 126 steps up Saint Louis lighthouse. The view over the old harbour and the marina with 500 berths is breathtaking
A little further is the port for large ferries leaving for Morocco and the trade port with giant cranes and pyramids of containers.

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Learn more about Sète!

Did you know that Sète is the biggest fishing port in the French Mediterranean? To learn more about the harbour’s history, start with the Musée de la Mer, Sète’s sea museum.

The incredible legend of the port is portrayed in videos, drawings, everyday objects and - most importantly - an amazing collection of fishing-boat models, the painstaking lifework of André Aversa, a former naval carpenter.
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