Tourists travelling with the Ferry Sete will arrive at a port and a seaside resort on the Mediterranean, also known as Cette until 1928. It is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc region in southern France. Nowadays people refer to Sète as to “the Venice of Languedoc”. This magnificent place has its own very strong cultural identity, traditions, cuisine and dialect. It is also the hometown of a lot of artists like Paul Valéry and Georges Brassens.
Ferry to and from Sete
It was Louis XIV who had instructed his minister Colbert to find a new sea route for the royal galleys and to create a port for shipping Languedoc’s products, Ferries to Sete approach the very same port at present. Built upon and around Mont St Clair, Sète has a network of canals which are link between the Étang de Thau, an enclosed salt water lake, and the Mediterranean Sea. Before departing with the Ferry from Sete, visitors should visit the Paul Valéry Museum which contains a collection of his drawings and manuscripts. Also, Sète is a centre of water jousting, and hosts a major tournament during the town festival, the St-Louis. If you are in Sète on the 25th August you will be amazed by the canal jousting competitions, music and fireworks in honour of St. Luis, the patron saint of the town.
How to get to Sete
First and foremost a port, Sète has become a vitally important presence in southern France. Ferry routes Sete serve tourists to arrive at today's vibrant, bustling town. Visitors will find a lot of attractions, mostly within a few minutes walk from the port, including art galleries, museums and a splendid market, known for fish, seafood and local produce. Through Ferry routes Sete passengers can find out how to get to this wonderful town with its 12 km long sandy beaches, the exquisite cuisine and the traditional jousting which is much more than simple folklore or tradition, as it reflects the very soul of Sète's inhabitants!