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Seaside hotel in Sète, Hérault

Location

The Hôtel de Paris, a 3-star hotel, is ideally located in the centre of Sète, Hérault, a short walk from Quai Général Durand and Canal Royal, in Occitanie.

Getting there

By car

GPS coordinates:
•    Latitude: 43,4024637
•    Longitude: 3,6969493

From the A9 (Languedocienne) or A75 (Méridienne):
•    Take exit 33 – Sète towards Sète/Frontignan/Mèze/Balaruc
•    Continue on the D600
•    Follow signs to Montpellier, then take Avenue du Maréchal Juin
•    Continue over Pont de la Victoire bridge
•    Take Place Delille
•    Continue along Rue Honoré Euzet
•    Take the Civette roundabout
•    Turn left towards Quai de la Résistance
•    Turn right onto Quai de la Résistance
•    Turn right onto Rue Frédéric Mistral
•    The Hôtel de Paris is on your right.
 

By train

The Hôtel de Paris is 1.5 km from Sète train station. About a 20-minute walk away. This station is served by:
•     TGV high-speed trains from Paris and several other cities (Nancy, Lyon, Perpignan, Toulouse, and Brussels);
•    Intercités trains;
•    Occitanie TER regional trains (from Béziers, Narbonne, etc.).

By air

Montpellier-Méditerranée airport is 38 km away.
Marseille-Provence airport is 178 km away.
Toulouse-Blagnac airport is 238 km away.

These airports are served by regular daily flights from many cities in France and Europe.

Distance in km and journey time between the Hôtel de Paris and: 

Montpellier
40min
32km
Perpignan
1h30
142km
Carcassonne
1h25
137km
Millau
1h35
130km
Nîmes
1h05
86km
Béziers
50min
58km
Narbonne
1h00
80km
Clermont-Ferrand
3h45
350km
Toulouse
2h20
228km
Marseille
2h10
198km

Things to see and do in Sète and its surroundings

Sète, a town with a rich past

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Sète is a town with a rich history. During your getaway, discover the buildings and monuments that recount the story of this peninsula in the Mediterranean with its many inspirations and stroll along the canals which have earned the town the name of “Venice of Languedoc”: the Théâtre Molière, a magnificent Italian-style theatre built in the 19th century, the Quai Lemaresquier and the Palais Consulaire in an Art Deco style, the Saint-Louis Decanale Church and Mont-Saint-Clair lighthouse, both listed monuments.

Artistic and cultural discoveries in Sète

In Sète, Art is an integral part of the landscape. A major cultural centre of the Occitanie region, the birthplace of Jean Vilar, Paul Valéry and Georges Brassens, the town is home to many museums that will delight culture enthusiasts: the Espace Georges Brassens, the International Museum of Modest Art (MIAM), the Paul Valéry Museum, and the Occitanie/Pyrénées Atlantiques Regional Centre for Contemporary Art (CRAC), as well as the Maritime Museum, and more.
Here, Art can also be found in the many artists’ galleries and workshops to be found all over the peninsula.
 

Sète, in the heart of the countryside

Surrounded by water, nestling between the Mediterranean and the Thau Lagoon, among protected natural areas with 20 hectares of national forest, the peninsula will delight those who enjoy the great outdoors. 

The fine sand beaches, accessible via the many cycle paths, are lined on one side by the Thau Lagoon, an interior sea that is unique in Europe offering a rich and protected fauna and flora, and, on the other side, the Mediterranean. At the heart of the Pierres Blanches national forest many footpaths are available for discovering the rare plant life.

Festive Sète
 

Every year, Sète provides the stage for many festivals and cultural and traditional events. The Fêtes de la Saint-Louis is an event not to be missed: at the end of August, the town pays tribute to Saint-Louis, its patron saint, with street performances, parades and the famous water jousting (a speciality of the town) on the Canal Royal. 

Do not miss the Escales à Sète, every second year in March: this gathering of traditional boats is the largest in the Mediterranean. Plenty for you to see! 

There are also many cultural events throughout the year to delight art lovers of all kinds: the K-LIVE FESTIVAL shines the spotlight on urban culture, the Sunsète Festival pays tribute to cinema with open-air screenings all over the town, the Voix Vives de Méditerranée en Méditerranée festival gives centre stage to poets and poetry, and the Jazz à Sète festival at the Théâtre de la Mer, will delight music lovers.
 

Gourmet adventure in Sète

In order to ensure that your experience is complete and delicious, try the many gourmet specialities of this Mediterranean town with Catalan and Italian inspirations. Seafood obviously takes centre stage in this town surrounded by the sea and the Thau Lagoon, where the shellfish is highly sought-after for its high quality. On the menu: oysters, mussels, stuffed squid, cuttlefish with rouille sauce and Tielle, an unmissable tart filled with octopus and a spicy tomato sauce. For dessert, Pastissou (a sweet-savoury butter biscuit), or Frescati (a cake comprising a shortcrust pastry, a raisin biscuit, an Italian meringue, and coffee icing) are perfect to round of your meal with a sweet treat!