During our Mediterranean tour, we had the opportunity to make a quick stop in Sète, France. A modest port city with a unique streetscape laced with streets, canals and bridges.
Hadn’t done any research on this place, so walked blindly and took it in with each step. Also, this was just a day trip, so I will only detail a few things to do.
Entry into France can be obtained with a Schengen Visa. Applications can be made through a trusted travel agency or one of the many visa application centres in South Africa i.e. VFS or BLS.
The old port served as a good location to take some dope pictures, with a lovely backdrop of painted houses, historic warehouses, boats and the like.
The narrow streets were brimming with boutique stores. One, unmarked store I liked, was one that sold handcrafted straw basket bags with leather strap details on Rue Gambetta. All of us ladies ended up buying these.
When in France do like the French and go hunting for croissants. We were luckily with a friend, who knew these neck of the woods and could not stop hyping decadent “Croissants au chocolat” from l’Epi d’Or Boulangerie Patisserie, I didn’t end up trying these due to a lack of appetite, but the homies seemed to find them irresistible.
Also, spotted a street food market that boasted an array of delicious food like seafood paella and other items like dry spices.
Would have really loved to visit the beach and museums like Musée Paul Valéry, but ran out of time. Till next time!