Photographer's Note

May 29th, 2010
Sete 340301 34200
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

Dhow at harbour, Sète

One view.
Other view. May 28th, 2010.

On the "Canal de Sète" old "Royal Channel", along the "Quai du Général Durand" and the Quai "Maximin Licardi", between the "Pont de la Savonnerie" and "la Criée".

“Obock”, dhow of 14 meters with Latin rigging, built in 1960, classified as “Boat of Patrimonial Interest” on October 25th, 2007.
It is the last sailing ship on which sailed, on the French coasts in 1961, “Henri de Monfreid” adventurous and French writer born in Leucate in the Aude in 1879, and died in Ingrandes in Indre in 1974, author inter alia of "Les Secrets de la Mer Rouge", secrecies of the Red Sea, in 1931.

It was from May 28th to 30th 2010, the first of "Escale à Sète", festival of maritime traditions in Sète with the participation of many boats, rows traditional, lateen sails, sailing ship, and 3 days of competition known as “Extreme Sailing Series”, with regattas in catamarans “Extreme 40” with skippers among the best in world.

In 1666 Pierre-Paul Riquet created the port of "Cette", Sète.

SÈTE is a French commune of the department of Herault and Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 43 400 Sétois and Sétoises distributed on 24 km², is 1792 hab/km².

In 1666 Pierre-Paul Riquet, who 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 city was founded in 1673, after the beginning of the construction of the port.
The construction of the môle Saint-Louis, 750 meters length, begins on July 29th, 1666.

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.

Mes images of Sète.

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