Sete France Cruise Port of Call

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Sete France Cruise Port

Location:

Sete port has 3 few landing spots:

  • “Quai d’Alger” accommodates ships with a maximum length of 200 M and a draft of 7.40 M. Here guests are received at a bright and attractive cruise terminal offering a Wi-Fi hot spot, a tourist information office, a shop and currency exchange at a mere 5-10 walk from the city center.  The adjacent parking space accommodates up to 12 tour coaches and a taxi stand.
  • Pier “P2” inside the port with easy access to the highway. It accommodates vessels up to 225 M LOA (>240 M on request) and a draft of 10 meters. A shuttle service to town is provided (one bus, courtesy of the Sete Cruise Club.)
  •  Dolphin berth “Epi Dellon” - a new berthing facility for large vessels of 240-350 meters LOA, sheltered by the breakwater. It requires 10 minutes tendering to the downtown cruise terminal.

     

    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. A shuttle is provided.

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    Sightseeing:

    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.

    Tours Excursions Transportation:

    Sete has different excursions by boat.

    A "Tourist Train" conducts a 40 minute tour is Sete.

    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 Places:

    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.

    Shopping and Food:

    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.

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    Communication:

    Free WiFi in the cruise terminal.

    Local emergency number: 112

    Opening Hours and Holidays:

    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
    Easter Sunday
    Easter Monday
    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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