Things to do in Sète

New to Sète? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Sète

If you're in Sète to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Halles de Sète

⭐️ 4.4 (7542)

Espace Georges Brassens

⭐️ 4.5 (1926)

Sete Croisieres

⭐️ 4.3 (1281)

Musee Paul Valery

⭐️ 4.4 (739)

International Museum of Modest Arts

⭐️ 4.3 (699)

Sète Grand Tour -visite typique-Transport

⭐️ 4.3 (649)

Lighthouse Saint Louis

⭐️ 4.5 (520)

Museum Of The Sea

⭐️ 4.2 (372)

Church Saint-Louis

⭐️ 4.2 (335)

Dock Sud

⭐️ 4.8 (63)

Plage du Lido

⭐️ 4.8 (11)

The top affordable restaurants in Sète

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Sète city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Oh Gobie

⭐️ 4.3 (1183)

Price Range: $$

L’Essentiel - Sète

⭐️ 4.6 (1009)

Price Range: $$

La Marine Restaurant Sète

⭐️ 4.2 (966)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Petit Bistrot Sète

⭐️ 4.5 (949)

Price Range: $$

Du côté de chez Fred

⭐️ 4.5 (702)

Price Range: $

Le Véradier

⭐️ 4.5 (590)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Fleur de Sel

⭐️ 4.6 (584)

Price Range: $

Restaurant The Marcel

⭐️ 4.6 (556)

Price Range: $$

Chez Mino

⭐️ 4.7 (525)

Price Range: $$

Le Mistral

⭐️ 4.7 (515)

Price Range: $$

Halles et Manger

⭐️ 4.7 (429)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Sète

These are curated, high quality experiences in Sète hosted by locals!

Aresquiers beach by boat

Sea fishing on a boat

Getaway at sea

Squid fishing in the sea

Visit of an exotic educational farm

Legendary Montpellier, storytelling tour

Tour of Sète Origins and Personages

Wine tour and wine tasting

Salagou Lake Wine & Honey Tour

Ascent and Panorama of Mont Saint Clair de Sète

End your night in some of the best bars in Sète

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Sète, curated exclusively for you.

La Ola

⭐️ 4.2 (1650)

Price Range: $$

La Praia

⭐️ 4 (1171)

Price Range: $$

Le Korner

⭐️ 4 (612)

Price Range: $$

Au Bout d'la Rue

⭐️ 4.4 (456)

Price Range: $

Café Lumière

⭐️ 4.3 (316)

Price Range: $$

Le Barbu

⭐️ 4.2 (270)


⭐️ 4.4 (237)

Le Zanzi-bar

⭐️ 4.2 (231)

Price Range: $$

Le Phangan

⭐️ 4.4 (228)

Bar Le Chaland

⭐️ 4.3 (227)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.3 (216)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Sète

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Sète you've come to the right place.

Hôtel de la Plage

#1 of 16 hotels in ...

Hotel Sables D'or

#2 of 16 hotels in ...

Georges Hostel & Café

#3 of 16 hotels in ...

Five to Sete

#4 of 16 hotels in ...

Hôtel L'orque Bleue

#5 of 16 hotels in ...

Check out these bookable attractions in Sète

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Sète.

Haunted Places and Ghost Stories Game

Self-guided City Trail Game

Château de Flaugergues Gardens Tour

Château de Flaugergues Tour and Wine Tasting

Mission Impossible Escape Room

Montpellier City Card

Saw Escape Room

Nature Bike Riding Tour in Montpellier

Pic Saint-Loup Wine Tasting Tour

Ghost Hunt City Game

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Sète?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Restaurant coquillage et Crustacés

⭐️ 4.4 (500)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the medieval castle at Château de Frontignan: The Château de Frontignan is situated on the hilltop of Sete and provides splendid views over the city and the Mediterranean Sea. The 13th-century facade looks impressive, and it's worth looking around the walls and grounds to get a glimpse of its long history.
  2. Feast on the fresh seafood at Sete's port: Sete’s lively old harbour plays host to a bustling seafood market full of fishmongers, oyster sellers and other vendors offering up their catch of the day. It's definitely worth a visit if you're looking for something tasty and authentic.
  3. Admire La Grande Motte's man-made beachfront: La Grande Motte is a unique, man-made seaside resort on the edge of Sete, which features several protected, man-made beaches boasting soft, golden sand, making it the perfect spot for sunbathers and sea lovers.

Sete is an attractive destination on the French Mediterranean coast at all times of year. Those looking for sunshine and leisure pursuits should visit from mid-June through late August, when temperatures are typically in the twenties and the beaches are at their busiest. However, for calmer, more relaxed holidays, spring and autumn are more suitable as temperatures are milder and there are fewer visitors.

Sete is a charming city and with its relaxed atmosphere, mix of attractions and history, there's plenty to keep visitors entertained. A trip of three to four days is a great amount of time to explore and enjoy a variety of experiences. On the first day strolling or biking around the old districts and city centre's narrow winding streets is a great way to get a feel for the charm of this picturesque French city. On the second day, visitors can take a boat trip around the harbour, visit the fort or visit the local markets, and on the third day make the most of the beautiful Mediterranean coastline by visiting the nearby beaches and exploring some of the many nearby attractions.

Exploring Sete by foot is the most rewarding experience as the city is dense with hidden gems and narrower streets that can be more difficult to find by any other mode of transport. For short distances and to move around the city quickly, the local bus and tram services are the best options. Visitors seeking a more relaxed experience can take the boat around the city's beautiful canals.

Visiting Sete with kids is a great way to explore the city's history and culture. Take them to the Aquarium Museum, which has 5,000 exhibits, including live fish, sea-horses and crocodiles. The Sete Museum of Modern Art is also an ideal spot to take the kids, with its impressive collection of art from around the world. Finally, don't miss the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle waterfront park, with its large open space and playground for kids and adults.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Sète. To start off we'd have to mention Le Souras Bar, Le Zanzi-bar, Le Yucca. Check out our page on the best bars in Sète.

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