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Sete tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sete: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang de Thu

Sete is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Sete. For detailed visitor information see the Sete travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Balaruc-le-Vieux at 6 km and Meze at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sete, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Sete in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction north-west)

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would...

See Bouzigues guide


at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a...

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village of...

See Meze guide
Etang de Thau

Etang de Thau

at 8 km (direction west)

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has...

See Etang de Thau guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the...

See Loupian guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

Marseillan is one of the liveliest harbour towns on the Etng de...

See Marseillan guide


Cathedral at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island...

See Maguelone guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

Agde is a very pleasant, unspoiled town a few kilometres from...

See Agde guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character...

See Pezenas guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide
Cap d'Agde

Cap d'Agde

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-west)

The resort at Cap d'Agde is one of the liveliest...

See Cap d'Agde guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is...

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 27 km (direction north-east)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 28 km (direction north-east)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Herault

Map of places to visit near Sete


Markets in and near Sete

Market days in Sete: weekly market: Wednesday & Monday & Friday;

  • Sete: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Balaruc-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Gigean: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Marseillan: market Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Marseillan: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Agde: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Agde: market Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (22km)
  • Pezenas: market Saturday all day (23km)

More information about Sete, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Sete, France

What to do at Sete? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sete.


  • Mare Nostrum (28km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (29km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (32km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (29km)

Geography and distances

Sete is in the south of France at 27 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Sete is 614 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sete

Canton: Sète

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34200

Distance to Sete

from Montpellier (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 614 km

from Calais: 850 km

from Nice: 290 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 655 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sete from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balaruc-le-Vieux, Balaruc-les-Bains, Bouzigues and Frontignan.

This page in French: Visiter Sete

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