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April 9th, 2012
Sete 340301 34200
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

The light and colors, Sète

One view. Russian colors. April 7th, 2012
Another view. French and Russian colors. April 7th, 2012

Italian and Russian colors.

The Russian four masted barque KRUZENSHTERN or KRUSENSTERN, 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 the port of Sète.

It is a four masted barque built in 1926 in Bremerhaven-Wesermünde in Germany and became Russian in 1946, attached to the port of Kaliningrad, property of the USSR Ministry of Fisheries to be used as a schoolship for future fishery officers. With more than 114 meters in length and a tonnage of 4700 tons, she is the second biggest sailboat to the world after the Sedov. 3400 m² of sails require 140 people to maneuver, with a crew of 257 sailors.

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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