Sète is the nearest port city to Montpellier. This beautiful maritime city, 30 minutes from Montpellier is worth the detour! Cruise ships, fishing boats and sailboats can be seen in the heart of the city. Throughout the summer, you can attend the famous Sète jousts in which the jousters try to knock each other from opposing boats to the sound of fanfares that give a lively atmosphere to these games.
Stroll along the Quai Lemaresquier and follow the Canal du Midi which flows into the Mediterranean. Stop by one of the restaurants offering a wide selection of seafood from the Mediterranean and the Thau salt marsh. But you’ll also find 12 km of sandy beaches to end the day in Sète with a swim in the sea watching the sunset.