Sète (34 Herault, Occitanie) is the largest French fishing port on the Mediterranean coast and is host to a maritime festival
- 22 – 27 August 2019 Fetes de la Saint Louis and
- 7 – 13 August 2020 (every other year) Escale à Séte
Fetes de la Saint Louis
More than 70 street shows and bodegas opened till the middle of the night: that’s the delirious atmosphere which knows the city.
Saint Louis is also the long-awaited appointment by jousters for their final tournament of the year: a real world championship in each of the categories, including the “heavy” one taking place on the Monday of Saint Louis.
Six days of non-stop festivities around the Cadre Royal but also in streets and on the squares where the visitors will be mixed to the citizens of Sète, residents or expatriates, who never break this colourful appointment
Sète is also the start of the Canal du Midi and has plenty of sandy beaches nearby and a town/port with plenty of character.
For more info see www.en.ot-sete.fr/
Escale à Séte
7 – 13 August 2020 the largest Mediterranean maritime festival in France see escaleasete.com/
The local wine is Picpoul de Pinet which is a dry white which goes well with the local seafood!