Sete is a beautifully bright town on the Mediterranean coast of Languedoc-Roussillon, built by Royal decree in 1660. The town provides an outlet for the famous Canal du Midi, and is a stunning array of brightly painted houses, stunning beaches and wide canals. Known as the ‘Venice of Languedoc’, Sete must be the only town whose downtown area is a port!
There is a great deal to enjoy during a holiday in Sete, France. Culture is rich in the resort, with three of the most famous galleries and museums in the region. The International Museum of Modern Arts (MIAM) and the smaller Musee des Arts Modestes provides a whole new outlook on everyday objects, whilst the Arts et Sete’s Traditions is a wonderful place to go for a little historical insight into the region’s history.
However, much of your time during holidays in Sete, France, will be spent on the beach. There are more than 12km of soft sand around Sete, stretching almost as far as Marseillan Plage. The beaches are perfect for long days stretched out on the sand, and there are a great range of bars and restaurants to choose from along the back of the dunes. The closest beaches to a flat to rent in Sete centre are the beaches of Lazaret and Corniche, but if you would prefer a little more seclusion, the long Villeroy Beach is a wonderful place to be.
A flat to rent in Sete is a water sports and beach haven. The 360˚ of sea that surround the village offer perfect conditions for a huge range of water sports, but it is sailing that really thrives. The Sete Sailing School is open all year round, and offers boat rental as well as sailing lessons for all. Windsurfing and scuba diving are also wonderful from self catering Sete accommodation, with plenty of diving schools and windsurfing centres throughout, usually offering excellent tuition in English.
There is never any shortage of activity on land either. The whole resort is littered with tennis courts, mini-golf courses, volleyball courts, cycling schools and even a riding school. The most adventurous amongst you will also be excited to hear that you can also learn to fly a micro-lite, take a parachute jump or simply enjoy a guided sightseeing flight across the south of France.
There is a huge amount to explore along this stretch of the coast. The naturist village of the Cap d’Agde is just a few miles from a self catering flat to rent in Sete, France, and the ancient fishing village of Marseillan is a perfect place to sit and relax in the summer sun. Whether you are looking for culture, beaches or outdoor adventure in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a holiday rental in Sete, France is an ideal base.
Starting your holidays in Sete, France is very easy from the UK. A flat to rent in Sete is just 30 minutes from Montpellier Airport (MPL), which is served direct from the UK by easyJet from Gatwick (LGW) and Ryanair from Stansted (STN). Sete can also be reached in 45 minutes from Beziers Airport (BZR). The village is also just 3 hours on the TGV from Paris.