Why go to Sete?
Sete is easy to explore on foot and features a network of pretty canals
Many villagers do not speak English
A pretty and quiet village that sees fewer tourists than other Mediterranean ports, Sete is endlessly charming
Sete Cruise Port Facilities?
Sete is a great opportunity to people-watch. The town is compact, filled with small parks and sidewalk cafes, and the natives usually far outnumber the tourists. Place A. Briand is a nice setting to relax, surrounded as it is by busy shopping streets. For a less crowded venue, try the Parc du Chateau d'Eau, with its playground and war memorial. And for relaxing with a view, try hiking up to the top of Mont Saint-Clair.
Good to Know?
Alas, the French have not gotten into the habit of picking up after their dogs. Particularly on side streets, watch your step!
On Foot: The entire town radiates from the old port dock, and except for a couple of spots up the rather steep hill, everything is an easy walk.
By Car: Hertz, Avis and Budget all have locations in Sete. Reservations are a must, and remember, the norm in Europe is the stick shift. Renters must request (and be prepared to pay a significant premium for) automatic cars.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The euro; there are a few ATM's along the Quai de la Resistance and the nearby side streets. Shops outside of the main shopping areas often do not take credit cards.
French. The city does not get many cruise ships, so while workers in the main shopping areas speak a bit of English, owners of the offbeat, and off-the-beaten track shops often do not.