A full tour of the city in an eight-seat minibus takes 1.5 hours. Our guide was a cheerful local guy and it was a lovely way to learn more about this magnificent city. We saw Mont Saint Clair, Les Pierres Blanches, the famous bridges, the downtown area and lots more. We didn't miss a thing!
The tourist office in Sete, is at the marina. This is a fairly large building, which provides maps and documents related to the heritage and history of the city of Brassens. Regional products are also sold, and they can get information to visit to Sete. The tourist office is open every day, including Sunday, to attend the Sunday strollers.
In 1680, the cemetery first opened, and the first plots were dug; back then, it was called Saint-Charles. It was renamed the Marine cemetery in 1945, in honour of the famous poem by Paul Valery, who was in fact buried here that same year. It has expanded over the centuries, and is known as the graveyard of the rich, in contrast to the city's other cemetery, the graveyard of the poor, where Georges Brassens is buried.
Sete is an important city for tourism. At its centre, which is attractive and lively, there's everything you could need for fun, culture or relaxation. Among the Royal Canal docks, you can enjoy the canals running through the city, and let yourself be lulled by the rhythm of pleasure boats and trawlers. For visits, you can explore the neighborhood of Pointe Courte (fishing) and the Canal du Midi. If you're interested in literature, art, and history, there are plenty of museums ...