Located on the French Mediterranean coast, Sète has a distinctive and colourful cultural identity, as illustrated by the long-lasting and unique tradition of water jousting, reflecting the very soul of the town. The omnipresence of water, its incomparable light, its picturesque atmosphere make of Sete an unforgettable experience.

Like the region's wines and local products, "Sud de France, Languedoc-Roussillon" touristic destinations are numerous and unavoidable.
Endowed with exceptionally diverse natural, historic, cultural and gastronomic assets, Sud de France, Languedoc-Roussillon is the third touristic destination in France by its number of visitors. Five magnificent sites listed as Word Heritage by UNESCO are accessible from the port of Sète, and many other day or half-day tours are at hand. Sud de France is a land of constrast where the wild beauty of some sites can only be equalled by the soothing charm of its 220 km of sandy beaches, and its many rivers and canals.

Tourist attractions, venues and activities

Five magnificent sites listed as Word Heritage by UNESCO are accessible from the port of Sète:

  • Carcassonne Medieval city
  • Sète, a genuine city through waterways and lively market place
  • Canal du Midi: back in time alongside the old medieval canal
  • Gellone Abbey in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
  • The Thau lagoon:  a journey through local wildlife and oysters tasting
  • Causses and Cévennes
  • Tease the bulls: enjoy a stunning escape in the Camargue area and experience the Traditions in bulls farms.

Many other day or half-day tours are at hand.

 You will leave the port of Sète to drive to  MONTPELLIER, which is  nowadays the capital of the region Languedoc Roussillan.  A long time ago, this place was located on  the route to join one of the famoust medieval pilgrimages in Europe : Santiago de Compostela. This day trip will  first allow you  to discover the medieval districts of Montpellier where your guide will tell you the legends, stories and traditions that this unique pilgrimage has given rise to. After lunch, the coach will drive you to the HERAULT GORGES, a magnificent natural site to visit the second major stopover that made the pilgrims on their way : THE GELLONE ABBEY that still stands at the back of the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. This religious monument has been classified as WORLD HERITAGE BY THE  UNESCO since 1998. 

Tourist Info
Local Population: 42000
Time (GMT+/-): 0
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Banking hours (morning): From 8:30 to 12:00
Banking hours (afternoon): From 14:00 to 17:00
Credit cards: About all of them
Accepts Travellers Cheques: No
Shopping hours (morning): From 09:30 to 12:00
Shopping hours (afternoon): From 14:00 to 19:00
Public holidays: January 1st, Easter, May 1st, May 8th, Pentecost, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th, Christmas
Shops are open on Saturdays: Yes
Shops are open on Sundays: Yes

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