Seaside hotel in Sète, Hérault
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.
• 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.
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.).
Distance in km and journey time between the Hôtel de Paris and:
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.
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!