Sete port has a few landing spots:
Quai du Maroc:
Maximum ship length : 125 m
Close to the town center : 250 m
Close to the town center : 300 m
Maximum ship length : 200 m
Permissible draught : 7.70 m
Air-conditioned harbor station with many facilities: shop, tourist information,WiFi...
Shuttle service offered free by SèTe Cruise Club
Stopover at anchor:
Secured, with passengers transferred by tender to the harbor station.
Journey time : 15 min.
The entire city is within easy walk of all piers. A 10 minute walk to the main canal, the town center and the covered market.
Printable map to take along.
Watch a destination video.
Although many people take off on excursions, the town does have a pleasant buzz on summer days and it is not difficult to while away a few hours sitting by one of the canals.
Sete has different excursions by boat.
Trains run regular to Montpellier, 28 km inland, The train station is easy enough to walk to. Montpellier has a beautiful old center which is as easily explored alone or with a guide.
Nearby the charming port of Sete is Carcassonne, the best surviving example of a medieval walled city which dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. While the knights and their horses have long been gone, their presence can still be felt as you walk along Carcassonne's winding streets. Explore the town's boutiques and cafes. Be sure to sample "cassoulet," a delightful combination of meats cooked with beans which is the city's specialty. As traffic can be heavy in the peak season and parking difficult you are better off by taking a tour to Carcassonne.
Local gastronomy is inspired from the Italian migrants who came to SèTe, and by local seafood products.
The town is filled with small sidewalk cafes, and those located on the Quai Maximin Licciardi seem to be filled with locals.
For Internet check with the local tourist office at 60, Grand Rue Mario Roustan.
Local emergency number: 112
Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.
National holiday dates:
January 1 New Year's Day
Ascension Day (forty days after Easter)
Pentecost or Whitsun (seventh Sunday after Easter, plus the Monday)
May 1 May Day/Labour Day
May 8 Victory in Europe Day
July 14 Bastille Day
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints' Day
November 11 1918 Armistice Day
December 25 Christmas Day
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