I went to visit some places in the south-west of France, starting with Sète (where I have been before – see post here). I must not forget that this is meant to be a blog about Paris, so I will try to make this short… - just show you some pictures, impressions...
As you can see from the top picture, I was met by a windy Mediterranean, but the weather soon changed for the better.
In the port, among the armada of yachts, there were also a number of sailing boats, ready to leave for a race, “The Generali Solo”.
If you want some proof of the much better weather the following days….
Sète is also a commercial and… fishing port, much to the pleasure of the seagulls.
A general view of the centre and one of the canals – Sète is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of Languedoc” (the name of the region). From the top of the “Mont St. Clair” you have a nice panorama of the city….
… and also of the long flat coastline, with beaches, salt production, vineyards… all the way down to the Pyrenees – which you may see vaguely on one of these photos…
… as well as of the “L’Etang de Thau”, the largest of the lagoons you can find along this flat coastland, known for all kinds of seafood, but especially for oysters.
I can’t resist against showing some local street art. Easy to recognize the artist of the one to the left: “Seth” (see previous posts here and here). (By the way Seth and Sète is pronounced in the same way in French.) The other one is by “C215”.
To finish… some proof of the blue sky and some seafood lunch.
… and as usual, some maps, also indicating some other spots I visited during my too short stay down here. I will try to make it brief in some coming post(s).