Discoveries around the hotel
La Pointe Courte and the Etang de Thau (5 minutes on foot via the Pont Sadi Carnot)
A crazy charm, a delight for photographers, this small district was shaped in the image of its inhabitants “the sharp ones”, who all formerly lived from the fishing trades in the Etang de Thau. La pointe courte is the place where Agnès Varda shot the film “La Pointe Courte” which made her famous.
Sadi Carnot Bridge
Inaugurated in July 2019, the brand new Drawbridge with contemporary lines, ensures the maritime link between the sea and the Etang de Thau. Twice a day morning and evening, the comings and goings of sailboats in front of the hotel will surprise you. At nightfall, the bridge takes on the colors of a glowing sky.
Avenue Victor Hugo, its Friday market, its Molière Theater (National Stage) 300 meters from the hotel, on the other side of the quay, avenue Victor Hugo is home to the Théâtre Molière, an Italian-style theater from the end of the 19th century. This National Stage regularly hosts theatre, dance, music and circus shows… You will find some quality bars and restaurants in this tree-lined avenue. A pleasant textile and food market takes place there every Friday of the year from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Le musée des arts modestes
A few steps from the hotel, Le MIAM has been converted into a former wine cellar. Unique in its kind, the MIAM particularly highlights everyday objects, displayed in showcases or caravans. A walk of the glances between scholarly and popular culture.
Le musée Paul Valery et le cimetière marin
Located at the foot of Mont Saint Clair on a terrace overlooking the marine cemetery and the Mediterranean, the Paul Valéry Museum has more than 700 paintings and more than a thousand drawings. To this Fine Arts collection are added two specific funds: the Paul Valéry fund and a collection of Popular Arts and Traditions.
L’espace Georges Brassens
Less than 5 minutes by car from the hotel, the Espace Georges Brassens is located just opposite the Py cemetery where the poet is buried. How to stay in Sète without sharing a moment of emotion in the company of Georges, in the museum dedicated to him. New films and recitals are screened in the video room.
Le théâtre de la mer
Nothing is more magical than attending a concert at the Théâtre de la Mer, with the Mediterranean as a backdrop. Arranged in the open air within the walls of what was Fort Saint Pierre, the sea theater or Jean Vilar theater was originally intended for the presentation of plays. Its vocation has expanded with major festivals
Les Halles de Sète
Open every day, even on Sundays until 1 p.m., the halls are a colorful place full of life. Stalls of fish and products from the sea or from the Thau pond, Sète specialties with the flavor of Italy make it rich. You can taste on the spot Tielles, Oysters .... and on Wednesdays the big market animates the surrounding streets every week
Le Quartier Haut
The upper district in Sète is a small piece of Italy. The people who live there for the most part are descendants of Neapolitans who came to settle in Sète, bringing with them the flavors and atmosphere of Italy. It is the oldest district of Sète, picturesque as one might wish, a district where many fishermen live, but also a haunt of artists.
Connecting the city, its ports, the pond, to the sea, the canals crisscross Sète giving it a little air of Languedoc Venice. They are the scene of the famous nautical Jousts which take place there on sunny days, in particular during the Saint Louis celebrations at the end of August. Every 2 years a large gathering of old rigs “Escale à Sète” attracts thousands of visitors.