A Cultural Pause in Sète France


Unlike its big sisters - Nimes or Narbonne, Sète doesn’t have a Roman past to brag about. In fact, this Mediterranean city is a relative youngster in historical terms. It was built three centuries ago -- yesterday, by French standards. In the XVIIth century, to improve the economic situation of his kingdom, Louis XIV decided to develop the maritime trade. But, first, he needed an open port on the ... Read Full Article

Sète: a Modest, French Fishing Village

view of the Mediterranee from the Cimetiere Marin on top of Mt. Saint Clair

Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Thau Lagoon, lies Sète, an exquisite little French fishing port. Hardly known outside France, Sète likes to keep a low profile and its inhabitants don’t go out of their way to call attention to their home. In fact, they have no time for it. Sète is a busy place where people work hard. There are no glitzy crowds, plush hotels, or lavish shops. Instead, you will ... Read Full Article