SETE, a port city of 43,000 inhabitants, a real pearl anchored on the edge of the Mediterranean, is also the economic centre for the Thau Basin, mainly turned towards port activities, the fishing industry, culture of shellfish, and tourism.
At the centre of an agglomeration of 85,000 inhabitants situated less than half an hour from Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète is connected to the A75 and A9 motorways. Possessing all the installations and services on administrative, cultural (including a national stage) or sportive levels, complemented with a particularly dynamic tissue of associations, the city has 600 retail outlets, mixing small shops and national brand names. Following extensive works, amongst which the development of the Corniche promenade and the work for the preservation of the lido, the Municipality have engaged in an ambitious project called Sète 2.0 which federates all the large urban structuring and development projects. This project will enable the people of Sète to continue to work, prosper and live pleasantly in Sète taking into account all the requirements of sustainable development: the Mayor, François Commeinhes has in fact signed the Mayors' Convention, thus engaging the city in the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by over 20% by 2020 and, for this, a territorial energy and climate plan is being engaged in. The City is therefore modernising itself whilst conserving its very authentic charm. The works for the enhancement of the city centre and the quays, with their coloured facades in the Neapolitan style, have started and a large programme for the requalification of the urban centre is in the course of being undertaken.