Culture and heritage

Discover different art forms. Let yourself be surprised by the artistic worlds of the differents Sète's museums. It is a city that inspires artists and offers permanent and temporary exhibitions to discover all year round.   The prestigious Paul Valéry Museum and its renowned exhibitions: world-renowned artists are on display. In addition to the permanent collection of Fine Arts, there is the Paul Valéry collection and a collection of popular arts and traditions.   Located on the Sète quays facing the old port, the Regional Centre dof Contemporary Art, Occitanie (CRAC) is a laboratory for artistic creation. It offers a programme of temporary exhibitions accompanied by the production of works. Many events promote the discovery of the art of our time.   A little fu...
Visit the Thau Archipelago differently Our Archipelago, its cultural sites and emblematic of our history   Immerse yourself in the history of the port of Sète at the "Musée de la Mer". You will be introduced to the actors involved in the construction of the port, Mr. Aversa's model boats as well as the Languedoc games. This museum will teach you about the city of Sète, its traditions and its exceptional maritime heritage!  Go to the Espace Georges Brassens in Sète, which thanks to the image and sound, talks about his life and his work. You will learn more about this nationally renowned Sète artist. Let the artist guide you! Head towards Frontignan to see its church (Saint Paul), built at the beginning of the 12th century. A medieval wall integrated in the 15th cen...
 The Thau Archipelago, a circuit of space and time All eras are found and intertwined on the Thau Archipelago: the Middle Ages and Baroque art, with the Abbey of Valmagne in Villeveyrac or the Abbey of Saint-Félix de Monceau in Gigean, the circulating gardens of Balaruc-le-Vieux, the Gallo-Roman centuries, with the Villa des Prés Bas of Loupian and its mosaics of the 2nd century, the Grand Siècle, with the Canal du Midi, or the 17th century, with the Saint-Louis lighthouse, which stands at the end of the mole...  
Valmagne is one of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys in France and one of the oldest vineyards in Occitany. Take a trip back in time by visiting the "Cathedral of the Vines" and prolong the pleasure with a wine tasting or a meal in the famous Valmagne inn!The abbey Classified as a Historic Monument in 1947 and a member of the exceptional Sites in Languedoc, Valmagne Abbey will not fail to amaze you. Let yourself be amazed by its Russian oak tuns, its cloister with its Florentine charm, the chapter house with its basket handle vault and the fountain, one of the few that has been preserved in an abbey.The medieval garden You can stroll through the medieval garden before visiting the conservatory of grape varieties and taste the estate's wines. In addition, it is possible to e...
Summer is an extended season in the destination Sète Archipel de Thau and invites us to discover all the riches of our territory, highlighted on the occasion of the European Heritage Days. Discover an exceptional historical heritage In the heart of our typically Languedoc towns and villages lies a remarkable historical heritage that will reveal the centuries-old history of our territory. Treat yourself to a journey back in time, and start by taking a trip back in time, to admire mosaics at the Gallo-Roman Museum in Loupian and enjoy the scents of Mediterranean essences at the Ancient Garden of Balaruc-les-Bains. Continue your visit a few steps and a few centuries later, and dive into the Middle Ages with the Abbey of Valmagne (Villeveyrac) and that of Saint Félix de Montce...
In Sète, there are the beaches of Paul Valéry, Georges Brassens... but there's also a life after the beach A life of a hut, on Mont Saint-Clair. A cultural life, with the Chapelle du Quartier Haut, the MIAM or the Espace Brassens. A lively culture also, from the Pointe-Courte fishermen's quarter to the Halles centrales, where you can taste tielles and shellfish, without forgetting the daily ball of the trawlers returning to the port. A nocturnal culture too, with the fairy tale of the canals at night or the Théâtre de la Mer and its magical scene. More than a view, a vision....