Both banks of Sète’s Canal Royal are as strollable as the water itself is navigable by pleasure craft and working fishing vessels. Since 1666, the section between the bridges Savonnerie and Civette has been the site of a famous and popular summer water-jousting tournament. The Quai de la Marine is the place to stop for coffee, while the old harbor has colorful traditional lateen sailboats called catalanes, used for fishing sardines and anchovies.
By John Oseid, AFAR Local Expert
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