With its sidewalk cafés, canals and picturesque lighthouse on Saint Louis pier, you'll fall in love with the small seaport town of Sète. Here you can shop for antiques, wine, pottery and ceramics to bring back home. Once you've built up an appetite, try some cassoulet or ratatouille. Make sure you save room for Sète's novel lavender ice cream. Don't forget to visit Arles, where Van Gogh found so much of his inspiration. Or you can go to Carcassonne with its towers, turrets, half-timbered houses and superb nave of the 11th century Basilica de Saint-Nazaire. Once you're done for the day, retreat back to Sète to get a second round of that lavender ice cream. Trust us.
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Port of Sete Ship will DOCK at this port.
Language The local language is French. Say hello in French: "Bonjour"
Currency & Shopping Euro (EUR) Shop for local antiques, pottery, wine and ceramics.
Best Way to Get Around A network of canals runs through this colourful port town. Get around by small boat or on foot.
Famous For Known for its charm and colourful culture, Sete is a laidback port town perfect for strolling. Don't miss Mont St-Clair, the 600 ft hill in the centre of town.
Fun Fact: Foodies If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to get a taste of the lavender ice cream. You'll also find some of the best seafood in France in Sete.
Fun Fact: Landmarks For views of Sete from above, visit the hilltop chapel of Notre Dame de la Salette.