Sète stands at the foot of Mont St-Clair, once an island whose highest point stands at an altitude of 175m and which is now linked to the mainland by narrow two strips of sand. The town was built on the command of Louis XIV who wanted to create a new port which would be more reliable than Marseille. A fishing, leisure and commercial harbour, the town has the typical ambience of a port with its dreams of far-flung travel, sounds of foghorns and canals criss-crossing the new town. Surrounded by water, Sète is a town whose charms gradually reveal themselves to visitors.
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