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Provence Road Trip: 10 Reasons to Visit Sète

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A whale and two anchors feature on Sète’s official coat of arms, a tribute to local maritime history, and the fact that Mont St Clair makes the city looks like a humpback. Archaeologists have dated remains of human activity (discovered in 1973) to the late Bronze Ages II and III.

City Logo Sete #LanguedocRoussillon @PerfProvence

This city was chosen by the Sun King (Louis XIV) as a strategic transportation port for local wine, grain and other commodities. Under the King’s command Sète was joined to Bordeaux via the Canal du Midi, a masterful engineering feat that not only saved travel time, but it also reduced the threat of pirate attacks in open waters.

Water Jousting Sete @gingerandnutemg

Why should you visit Sète?

Today, Sète is an important Mediterranean fishing port; there are 12km of white sandy beaches within the city limits and the seafood is really fresh …Continue reading here for the 10 reasons you should plan a road trip from Provence to the Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sete beach scene @Gingerandnutmeg

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Image Credits: Photos provided by and published with the permission of l’Office de Tourisme de Sète and with credits to Olivier Maynard (Ariel view of Sète)


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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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