Etap Sete centre
104 avenue du Marechal Juin, Sete, 34200, France
More about Sète
Near Sete, wild flower in Gardiole hills
Near Sete, the hills of Gardiole (panorama)
Macaronade de cigales
Villa Gallo-Romaine de Loupian
Travel Tips for Sète
The Tourist office of Sète has an excellent site, with a lot of information. Moreover, it is presented in 8 languages: French, Catalan, Spanish, English, German, Dutch and Russian. Most of the time, only large cities have so many languages!
I love the quirky stalls one finds in a French market and the way they display their wares.
These socks were very enticing!
All ready for the Tour de France and very cheap at 8 euros for 4 pairs!
Grand hotel, 17 Quai Maréchal de Lattre de Tassign
Photo 1. Le Grand Hôtel is a elegant building standing 17 Quai Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, along the Canal Royal, at the corner with Rue Gabriel Peri. It was built in 1882 in Belle Époque style but I have not found the name of the architect.
Photo 2 is the entrance into the hotel’s restaurant.
Photo 3 is another shot of the hotel.
Rooms are said to be stylish. Photos are available on the hotel’s web site : GrandHôtel
Maison Joseph EUZET, 17 quai Léopold Suquet
Photos 1 and 2. At 17 quai Léopold Suquet (formerly quai Noël Guignon) stand a house with carved grapes hanging everywhere in the front. It was the house of Joseph, Baptiste EUZET (1860-1945) a wealthy wine broker.
Photos 3 and 4 allow to view better the mosaic between level 2 and 3 with the name of Joseph Euzet, the Greek pattern border above the third level and the carved baskets full of grapes.
Musée Paul Valéry, Cimetière marin
Photo 1 shows the western part of Sète and the direction to the Paul VALÉRY museum. He is a famous French writer, philosopher and poet. He was born in 1871 in Sète and died in Paris in 1945.
On the left, the famous cemetery of the city. It was named « Cimetière Saint Charles ». As Paul Valéry wrote in 1922 a famous poem entitled « le Cimetière marin », it was renamed that way after his death.
Photo 2. Another photo of the « cimetière marin »
Georges BRASSENS is another famous citizen of Sète. He was born in Sète in 1921, died in 1981 in a small village not far from Sète, Saint-Gély-du-Fesc. He has been buried in the« cimetière marin ». He is considered both as a singer, a songs writer and a poet. He wrote Supplique pour être enterré sur la plage de Sète”. Actually, he was not buried on the beach but in the Cimetière marin”, just above the beach.
Photo 3. From the Cimetière marin, you can climb to the top of Mont Saint Clair
Photo 4. On top of Mont Saint Clair, chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette stands just by the view point (photos from this view point in the first “things to do” tip of my page).
Popular Hotels in Sète
2, rue Pons de l'HÃ?Â©rault, Sete, 34200, France