Discover the charming city of Sète during your camping holidays in the Hérault. Less than half an hour's drive from our campsite in Palavas-les-Flots, this seaside resort warmly extends its arms to you. You will soon be charmed by its historical, cultural and gastronomic heritage! As for the beaches, due to the Mediterranean Sea, they will never be far away...
Sète, a choice destination during your camping holiday in the Hérault
Surrounded by the Thau pond and the Mediterranean Sea, this famous port city has many assets to charm its visitors. George Brassens, who grew up there, could not resist the desire to return every summer to recharge his batteries. Sète is above all its famous port, inaugurated in 1666, which still punctuates the city. It is also during its inauguration that the first jousting tournament was launched in Sète. This emblematic sport of the city continues to this day, especially during the Saint-Louis Festival in August. The principle is simple even if framed by various codes: players positioned on the floor of their respective boats must drop their opponent into the water with a wooden spear when the two boats cross each other. The water sports are a show deeply rooted in the history of Sète, which attracts a large number of visitors every year who are determined to have a front row seat to attend these festivities!
Stroll in Sète on the Mediterranean coast
Sète is therefore a whole history to discover, but it is also a warm and particularly pleasant city to visit which is poetically nicknamed "the Venice of Languedoc" for its canal. Walking through the streets of Sète, you will enjoy a Mediterranean climate and a unique atmosphere typical of the charm of Occitania. Whether it is through the round trips of boats, the fishing port auction or its colourful markets, the rhythm of the city will punctuate your walks along the Mediterranean. During your walks, you will get to know some of Sète's emblematic places. Climb to mont Saint-Clair and enjoy this magnificent panoramic view of the sea and the Thau pond. Don't walk or cycle past the Corniche promenade before relaxing at the beautiful Corniche beach. Nearby, you will easily find restaurants to enjoy a drink on the terrace by the sea or to taste the local cuisine, starting with the tielle, a Sète speciality made from octopus!
Experience Sète through its rich cultural heritage
Finally, do not leave Sète without having experienced its rich cultural heritage with the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, the Paul Valery Museum (another figure in the city), the International Museum of Modern Arts (MIAM) and of course the Espace George Brassens where you will be guided by the voice of the famous singer for an intimate visit. As for the Théâtre de la mer, it is a unique place where you can attend shows and festivals facing the sea, especially in summer with le Jazz à Sète or encore le Fiest'A Sète. The magic of a concert with the Mediterranean in the background makes it a magnificent place of entertainment appreciated by the people of Sète and tourists who, like you, have every reason to spend their holidays camping in Languedoc-Roussillon!