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April 7th, 2012
Sète 340301 34200
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

The fast giants of the seas, Sète

One view. The NAVE ITALIA.
Another view. The Italian Colors and the figurehead of Nave Italia. April 8th 9th, 2012.

The biggest brick-goelette in the World, the NAVE ITALIA of Italian Marine, in the port of Sète, moored to the "Quai d'Alger" in the "Nouveau Bassin", during the celebration of the marine traditions ESCALE à SÈTE from 6 till 9 April 2012 in Sète, beside the Russian sailboat KRUSENSTERN, the second biggest sailboat to the world after the Sedov.

The NAVE ITALIA is the biggest brick-goelette in the World, with approximately 61 meters in length and 1300 m² of buckle, builds in 1993 in Gdansk in Poland. The boat is managed by Fondation Tender To Nave Italia established by the Italian Navy and the Yacht Italian Club, and serves among others as a training ship.

SÈTE is a French municipality, in the Hérault department of Languedoc-Roussillon region, populated by 42 496 Sétois in 2009, spread over 24.2 km², 1 756 inhabitants/km².

In 1666 Pierre-Paul Riquet built the Canal du Midi connecting the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean, following the will of king de France Louis XIV, creates the port of “Cette”.
The construction of the môle Saint-Louis, 750 meters length, begins on July 29th, 1666.

The city was founded in 1673, after the beginning of the construction of the port.

It is the town of artists like Paul Valéry, Georges Brassens, Manitas de Plata, Jean Vilar, the brothers Di Rosa.

Georges Charles Brassens, french poet song writer and performer, was born in Sète on October 22nd, 1921, and died in Saint-Gély-of-Fesc, Herault, on October 29th, 1981.
"SUPPLIQUE POUR ÊTRE ENTERRÉ À LA PLAGE DE SÈTE". Petition to be buried on beach of Sete. Georges Brassens.

Mes images of Sète.

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