Set alongside the saltwater lagoon of Étang du Thau, Sète is sometimes called the ‘Little Venice of Languedoc.

Every year Sète hosts the 'Joutes de Sète' a jousting tournament from boats rather than horseback. The competition takes place from the end of June to the beginning of September with the big final on around the 22 August.

The jousters dress in white and each round is between two boats, the red team and the blue team. The goal is to use the long jousting spear to throw your opponents into the water.

The jousting competitions are very popular with locals and tourists alike and during the tournament the town has a very festive feel. It is an excellent time to visit Sète.

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