Sète has many great activities to help you enjoy the South of France. There are many historic sites to visit and art to view. Certain times of the year bring many exciting festivals and events.
While in Sète, enjoy some of the attractions around the city:
Musée Paul Valéry
From fine art to historical pieces from the area, this museum will give you an real view into the area.
Espace Georges Brassens
Exhibit dedicated to poet and songwriter Georges Brassens.
Théâtre de la mer
Fortress that was used up until the second World War, it is now set up for performances throughout the year.
Here you can see panoramic views of the city, harbour and port.
Dating back to the 6th Century, this city is one of the largest walled cities in France. It is one of the first trade routes that linked the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea. This fortified city was added to UNESCO's list of World hertigage Sites in 1997. Inside the walls you can see the beautiful stained glass at the Basilica of Saints Nazarius and Celsus amoung many other amazing monuments.
Travel to the city of Montpellier where there is so much to see. Enjoy a relaxing walking tour of the city and browse the restaurants and shops that line the streets. Stay in some of the most memorable châteaux and hotels in France. Here you can just take a moment to visit the Place de la Comédie and view the famed square that draws people from all over the world.
ESCALE DE SÈTE
Every late March to early April start the season in the South of France with a festival of the sea celebrating Sète’s long maritime heritage. Includes tall ships, historic yachts of all shapes, sizes and nationalities – many of which you can visit. The festival has a variety of on-water activities and ashore, food and drink stalls and a range of daytime and evening free music / entertainment.
THE SAINT PIERRE'S ATONEMENT DAY
Once a year in July the town pays tribute with the fisherman's holiday.
THE SAINT LOUIS' FESTIVAL
The " Saint Louis' Day" is the patronal feast of Sète and also the jousters holiday. The city is one large celebration for 6 days while everyone watches the famous jousting competitions and lives it up all over town. This event has been a tradition since 1666.
Experience classical music, operas, film music and much more at the Théâtre de la Mer for this spring festival. Thousand enjoy concerts, art and literature over the course of 5 days.
This 3 week festival that occurs in May and June showcases photography from hundreds of artists. Art is displayed at locations throughout the city.
K LIVE FESTIVAL
K-LIVE is an original, multidisciplinary concept, a festival that creates a bridge between urban arts, visual arts and contemporary music concerts. Since 2008, K-LIVE invests every year the city of Sète, its streets, walls, wastelands and its famous Théâtre de la Mer.
FESTIVAL “QUAND JE PENSE À FERNANDE”
“Quand je pense à Fernande” defends young creation and opens the season of the Théâtre de la Mer. Resonance in July with the evening performance “Putain de Georges” whose title immediately gives the tone and is a real tribute to Sète's
Théâtre de la Mer is the place to be at night, the beach during the day and downtown for a classic street party all over a 7 day period. Every summer enjoy live music and DJs all over town.
Festival Jazz à Sète
Originally started in 1985 this summer festival is 7 days of production and 15 groups at the Théâtre de la Mer, 8 groups in town, 7 groups at la Ola and meetings at the media library with artists invited to the festival. It's also screenings of films and plays at the media library throughout the year.
FESTIVAL OF POETRY: “VOIX VIVES, DE MÉDITERRANÉE EN MÉDITERRANÉE”
Every year in July, the VOICE VIVES Poetry Festival, from Mediterranean to Mediterranean, welcomes in Sète more than a hundred poets from all over the Mediterranean. They are surrounded by artists, storytellers, musicians, singers, comedians who offer with them a plural approach to poetic speech.