December in Sete

SETE : The Town

SETE is an ancient port on the Mediterranean coast. Just south of Montpellier and west of the Camargue, it is close to the wine growing regions of Corbieres and Fitou and is a lively bustling town all year round.

Cap St. Louis. These comfortable apartments, overlooking the sea, are set in a landscaped piazza with a residents-only pool and are situated between the old town and the Corniche's long golden sands. Within the same complex is a three star hotel with its own restaurant open to non-residents; also bars/cafes/restaurants/hairdresser and a nearby laundrette.

Buses stop outside the lower piazza. A mini-super market is just along the road.

SETE : Cap St. Louis

The apartments, mainly occupied by permanent French residents, overlook the harbour and port from which the local fishermen can be seen unloading their catch to supply the numerous fish restaurants for which the Town is renowned.

Opposite, adjacent to the fish market, is the marina and the long wide jetty where the America's Cup base is to be found.

Within easy walking distance is the town centre with elegant shops and tea-rooms, indoor and outdoor markets, theatres, cinemas, lovely squares and a flower market. Cafes, bars and restaurants border the three canals running through this busy town.

More views of Sete.

Canal view with restaurants, cafes and shops

SETE: The Town Environs

Rising above the Town and Cap St. Louis is Mont St.Clair. The walk to the top is rewarded by a spectacular view of the Mediterranean, the Town, and the Basin de Thau with its famous Bouzigues oyster beds. For the less energetic there is a bus - and of course the car. Passenger and charter sailings are available from boats on the canals. Also port sailings to Morocco.

GOLF Sete is well served for golfers. There is an 18 hole championship course plus 9 hole chip and putt at Cap Agde. Other courses Montpellier, Beziers and Nmes.


Cap St. Louis and Mont St. Clair

Further Afield:

Montpellier: Only fifteen minutes by train from Sete. The town has so much to offer that we recommend information should be sought from the Tourist Office.

Nimes: Origin of the famous textile 'de Nimes' now known 'denim'. An old Roman town. The bull-ring of to-day is the most complete Roman arena in existence. An ancient site of gladiatorial combats, it is still in use to-day on Sundays throughout the summer for bullfights. Further on still are the towns of Arles and Avignon.

The Camargue: World famous for its nature reserve and of course the white horses.

La Grande Motte: For those with a taste for a town with the most unusual modern architecture.

Carcassonne: One of the most famous medieval walled cities in the world.

Beziers: An historical town, dating from the Roman invasion. Scene of a wholesale slaughter of the Cathars by Simon de Montfort and site of an old Roman arena still used for bullfighting.

Andorra: The tiny tax-haven deep in the Pyrenees is within a day's outing as is crossing the border into Spain. Remember - a Bail Bond may be required.

Tourist Information Office

For 'what's on' whilst you are down there:

60 Grand Rue Mario Roustan, 34200, Sete, FRANCE

tel: (00 33) 4 67 74 71 71,

or follow the link at the bottom of the page


B24 enjoys a first floor a view of palm trees, the harbour and the Mediterranean. This apartment is well appointed and is furnished in a contemporary French style with one or two extras.

There are electric wall heaters, a fan and a telephone for incoming calls.

It also has close access to the swimming pool for which there is special access.

Entrance is from a secure open passage with pedestrian or lift access. The flat has:-

a) On the left a small double bedroom with a double bed, two bedside tables and bedside lamp.

b) Tiled shower/ bathroom.

c) On the right a fitted wardrobe.

d) Further along separate toilet.

The hall then gives on to a living room with:

i) A corner kitchen with fitted units, a bar, mini-oven, four plate hob, fridge and washing machine.

ii) Two sofas, sideboard, table, chairs.

iii) From the living area sliding glass doors lead to an enclosed carpeted balcony/conservatory/eating area. Enjoy the morning sun with breakfast. The windows will open wide to let in the sun and the venetian blinds will protect against it.

There are sofa and folding beds for expected and unexpected visitors.

Photos of B24.

Rental per week - 2015

(Please check with our agent)

Cap St Louis 3B APT 24
1st Jan - 9th April & 1st Oct - 31 Dec 295 (Approx 235)*
9th April - 2nd July & 3rd September - 1st October 365 (Approx 290)*
2nd July - 16 July & 27 August - 3rd September 515 (Approx 410)*
16th July - 30th July & 13 August - 27th August 595 (Approx 476)*
30 July - 13th August 635 (Approx 500)*

* = Rental is priced and charged in Euros. Sterling equivalent, approximately correct as of Jan 2015, presented for guidance only.


SPECIAL OFFER and Conditions of Rental

Three weeks for the price of two for bookings ending by 16 July 2015 or after 20th August 2015.

Where a rental booking overlaps two pricing periods - the cheaper price will be charged.

Electricity is charged for visitors before 19 April and after October 2015.


Book through Sete Vacations Holiday Lets

Click here to link to Sete Vacations

and Enter Reference 51


Further details are available from:






Phone: 00.33.(0) 4 68 79 73 49

Phone: 00.33.(0) 4 68 78 00 51

Links to sites with information and history about SETE:

Official Guide to Sete (in French)

Le-Guide tourism Guide to Sete (in English)

About us:

Anne & David Mishon are British. We bought our first property here in the Languedoc in 1988. Now retired, we live in France full-time in the tiny fortified medieval village of Laurac-le-Grand, in the prefecture of Carcassonne, where the Pyrenees meet the Languedoc plain.