The top reasons to choose Sète for your summer vacation!!
Sète is the most fascinating small town on the French Mediterranean coast, it is all-but an island.
An introduction to Sète:
With the sea on one side and the Thau Lagoon on the other. Thau Lagooon is a vast expanse of salt water, colonised by oyster- and mussel-beds. Between the sea and the lagoon, a network of canals brings a hive of activity right into the town centre, just a 5 minute drive from our two beautiful beach front villas.
‘The Little Venice of the Languedoc’ has retained its authenticity as a thriving fishing port, which remains the main focus of this wonderful town.
Sunshine and a lot of it is the best way to describe the weather in Sète! The region’s climate is largely Mediterranean with hot dry summers, rainy winters, and moderate springs and autumns. With up to 300 days of sunshine per year, and temperatures ranging between 22 and 30 degrees centigrade in the summer months Sète is a perfect summer vacation destination!
Food and Drink:
Sète is the perfect place for seafood lovers where the menus reflect the freshest catch of the day with Languedoc boasting a vibrant culinary scene. Sample one of Sète’s traditional dishes such as ‘la tielle’ – tomato and octopus pie – in one of the restaurants on the beach in front of the villas or in one of the town’s many superb fish restaurants.
Oysters - We would suggest enjoying lunch in Bouzigues, a small fishing village famous for producing the world’s best oysters in the Thau Lagoon. With the lagoon’s constant temperature, and limited tidal changes the Thau Lagoon is ideal for the breeding of mollusks, in a process that sees 150 young oysters attached to a 4-metre rope, before being lowered into the lagoon. One year later, the oysters are ready to be enjoyed!!
Check out our Sète Restaurant Guide here
With 12km of white sandy beaches that all offer free parking, toilets and shower facilitues you will be spoilt for choice: Our beautiful beach front villas sit on Corniche beach, . There are facilities for children, including a Fantasy Park which us open from March to September that offers 1000 m² of inflatable games, as well as trampolines, a toddlers’ corner, and shaded relaxation area. As well as many bars and restaurants nearby (see restaurant guide)
The Lazaret Beach (near the centre of Sete) which is named after the holiday centre ''Le Lazaret'', is a sheltered beach protected by sea walls, which makes it safe for small children to paddle in the shallow water. Further along the coast, you will find the beaches ‘La Fontaine’ and ‘Lido’.
(Image: The Lido)
The best thing about the beaches in Sète are that they are not overcrowded like you may find on the Cote d’Azur allowing you to relax in the sun or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach promenade!
The wide variety of activities on offer:
From the Villa's - Visitors to our villas in Sète can enjoy a wide variety of activities including water skiing, wake boarding and excursions on our speed boat “le petit Amazon Creek”, as well as kayaking, stand-up paddles and mountain bikes for all ages, all of which are complimentary with our holidays.
Further afield - The stunning Languedoc region of France also has a vast array of other activities on offer: Highlights include exploring nearby ‘Balaruc Les Bains’, the excellent thermal baths and beach spa. Sampling the famous wines at the vineyards Muscat de Frontigan and there are also great trips out to be had to the historic towns of Montpellier, Pézenas, Agde and Béziers, all within easy driving distance.
Take a look at our Vistors Guide for a full list of all the activities Sete has to offer!