Le Cimetiere Marin

Le Cimetiere Marin, Sete: Address, Le Cimetiere Marin Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Cimetiere Marin
4.5
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,745 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Le Cimetiere Marin is a cemetery located in Sete, a little fisher and coastal town in the South of France. It is very beautiful and you can see the Mediterranean Sea and the port from here. In fact, walking around the place, seeing and reading graves or only thinking about life is a very good option. A relaxing and historical pace to think about the past, the present and the future. Also, you can visit grave of known write Paul Valéry, who is buried here.
(See also Port de Sete, M.I.A.M. Musee International des Arts Modestes, Pont de la Bordigue, Ethang de Thau, La Cure Gourmande Sete and La Calanque)
Written March 17, 2022
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium28,285 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Saint Charles Cemetery, on the southern flank of Mount Saint Clair, is a huge cemetery with more than 3000 graves. It has been renamed ‘marine cemetery’ (‘cimetière marin’ in French) in honour of the French poet Paul Valéry (1871-1945), who was born in Sète and wrote a famous poem about Saint Charles called “Le cimetière marin”. Valéry is buried here together with his grand-father Giulio Grassi. Saint Charles is far from a depressing place, it is quiet and atmospheric. It is certainly worthwhile to climb to the top of it to enjoy the spectacular views on the sea, the harbour and the fortress below, with the impressive rows upon rows of white gravestones closer by. Makes for great pictures.

There are several interesting or touching monuments like the tomb of Vincent Cianni (1895-1960) representing the year-long champion of the water jousting tournaments (still held in Sète each year) holding a trophy and two typical jousting rowing boats. Stonemason Georges Capetta (1863-1944) is represented with the tools of his trade at the entrance of his funerary chapel, while his wife is watching on.
The cemetery is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (October – June) or to 7 p.m. (July-September).

Contrary to what many people think, the popular French singer songwriter Georges Brassens is not buried here, but at Cimetière Le Py looking out over the Thau Lagoon
Written July 12, 2017
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Florence P
Aix-en-Provence, France28 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Spent a couple hours there.
Paul Valery and Jean Villar both rest there
The view is great and the cemetery is quite big
Written February 12, 2019
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Nick G
Maldon, UK262 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Large and different cemetery, on a steep slope overlooking the sea. Many family plots and small mausoleums, with many used for a number of generations. Looks like the cemetery is full so no new plots but existing family plots still being used.
Free access of course, with parking for approx 20 vehicles.
Written October 5, 2021
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patrickruymen
Sete, France52 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you like a decent climb, if you’ re in a romantic mood, if you’ re in no hurry, if you like a great view yes, start from the Môle upwards to the marine cemetery.
The tomb of Paul Valéry, a french literary figure, staunch european, is a visited and honored place but what makes this cemetery, not at all as lucurious as Genova’s at all, is its wide view of the Mediterranean with the Théâtre de la Mer at your feet.
Written April 1, 2019
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Kevin D
Lancaster, UK393 contributions
Feb 2020
There thousands of graves here, most having enormous headstones, elaborate carvings and bunches of, mostly, artificial flowers.
Written March 7, 2020
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Elvana Z
Tirana, Albania19 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
You can't say you've been in Sete unless you visited Le Cimitiere Marin. For me a very emotional moment was the tomb of Paul Valery. It has a unique style, it seems this graveyards are not such, but a work of art and there lay there legends or myths - not people.

Utterly one of the greatest spots of this city
Written December 11, 2018
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TBone0910
Silver Spring, MD240 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This cemetery is up the hill from the water and theatre, and is a great vantage point to look out over the Mediterranean. There are many very beautiful family vaults and graves. The views of the water can't be beat from up here. It's worth it hike up the hill to see the water and to pay your respects to the folks that spent their lives on the sea.
Written November 30, 2018
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Katrina D
Caylus, France41 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
You need to be fit as it is built on a hill, but well worth the effort, and free parking outside, (end Sept.).
Written October 8, 2018
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flyscl
Hamburg, Germany119 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Wonderfull Place with very monumental graves. Great view over the graves to the mediterranian sea. Such Strange to sea a lighthouse behind graves...
Written October 12, 2017
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