Sète is a very tourist-friendly town, especially during the summer season.
The Port of Sète owes its origins to Louis XIV who was looking to create an outlet to the sea for the Canal du Midi, and who encouraged its creation in 1666. Known as the île singulière (remarkable island) by Paul Valéry, Sète has been home to all sorts of artists, writers, poets and singers including Paul Valéry, Jean Vilar and Georges Brassens. Located beside the Mediterranean and the Etang de Thau, famous for its 1,300 hectares of shellfish beds, you'll love Sète during your camping holiday.
So come and discover the oyster-farming and winemaking villages in the surrounding region which, alongside Sète, comprise the Pays de Thau. Taste the famous Bouzigues oysters, visit the village of Loupian and its extraordinary Gallo-Roman villa, and the charming harbour of Marseillan with its famous Noilly Prat cellars. You'll also be able to get up high when you head for Mont Saint Clair during your stay, which, at 183 metres in height, affords fantastic views of the sea, the town and its harbour.
And don't forget to stop off at the church of St-Louis in the heart of the old town, which is Sète's oldest church, and which was awarded historic monument status in 1989.
Sète is also a lively place, especially during the summer season. The festivals people love begin during April. And from the middle of June until early September, jousting takes place in town, which will add a mix of tradition and folklore to your camping holiday. With is special location between the Mediterranean and the Etang de Thau, Sète also has 12 km of fine sand beaches, meaning you'll be able to also enjoy various watersports activities such as scuba diving, sailing, sea kayaking and windsurfing during your camping holiday.
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