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By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sete

On a cold, wintry day it’s good to remember the hot, summer days in Sete, France.

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If you have a chance to take a trip and don’t really care where you go, just put your finger on a spot on a map. Then go there.

That’s pretty much how I decided to visit Sete.

The fact that I’m four days in Sete and have written no blog is testament to what an interesting and diverse place this is to experience. In fact, it’s hard to believe that Sete is virtually unknown, even by the French.

A little bit Venice, a little bit Riviera
Sete is a town of approximately 40,000 people who mostly earn their livelihood from the sea. Louis XIV was instrumental in establishing Sete as a prosperous shipping center during his reign. He understood the value of a seaport on the Mediterranean that could bring in the goods and valuables he desired to fill his lavish tastes.

It was not until years later that…

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