Mont St-Clair

Mont St-Clair, Sete: Address, Mont St-Clair Reviews: 4.5/5

Mont St-Clair
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Nick G
Maldon, UK262 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
First time visit to Sete, luckily we were driving, up a steep winding road to reach the top and (free) parking - well it is October !
Easy and free access to the viewing area, giving magnificent views of the inland lake, town and harbour and the sea. You can see for miles and miles and using the defined binocular viewers (€1 or €2) you can get a better view.
I imagine it’s best to get there early in busy times, but there’s plenty of space to see the panoramic view, from different levels also
Written October 5, 2021
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Nanette132
Brisbane, Australia202 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Sete is a pretty little town with canals, a fishing village near the Pyrenees Mountains. Canal Royal gives a lovely view of pleasure craft and fishing boats and iron bridges that swing open. The canals were dug in 1666 and link the Atlantic and Mediterranean. There are 12klm's of beaches and a cycle path. We did the very steep climb to Mont Saint Clair and Notre Dame de la Salette a little Chapel decorated with frescoes. It took about 45 minutes walk from the cruise ship and we are in early 70's. Can take the public bus #5 but there are long queues, a bus schedule is available at the Tourist Office at 60 Grand rue Mario Roustan. Loved the great views from the top and it was well worth the steep walk and steps and it's free. Enjoy a glass of wine E2.70 when you make it back into town and take in a pretty village on the Mediterranean.
Written December 1, 2016
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Chris B
Bushey, UK59 contributions
Jul 2018
We were staying in Sète and so drove up here. There was ample parking and the view by the side of the cross (pictured) was amazing. We could see how all the canals and the lagoon connected and we spied our hotel. You can then go in the beautiful little chapel by the car park and we also went into another building where you can climb to the rooftop terrace from where this photo must have been taken. There was also some crafts being exhibited and fir sale in the Hall teacher. A worthwhile hour or so.
Written August 6, 2018
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Chip1701
Plymouth, MN1,050 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
The view from the top of Mont St-Clair is terrific, even on a relatively cloudy day as we had. It really gives you a great overview of the area. If you have a car, I STRONGLY urge you to just drive up and look at the view. The climb looked a bit daunting to me.
Written November 4, 2016
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PeeGee
Alexandria, Egypt49 contributions
You reach the summit and enjoy a great panorama view of all Sète! Mountains, sea, port and the nature.

The church also is very original, it's totally different of the modern age churches, drawings is very good and very different

When the cross up there is lighten up the view is great.

If you're looking for a relaxing moment, beside all of Sète, this is the best area for this

* buses is available and very cheap, the ride even up and down is very interesting
Written January 2, 2015
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Sheri Laizer
Carcassonne Center, France693 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
Don't drive IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO, although if you can't walk easily you will not have any choice as it is a good steep winding climb by the road past the Musee Paul Valery or up the steep flights of steps to the other side of the hill.

The view below is bountiful and - lingering on a warm day - watch the waves, the boats, life going on down below in the port town of Sete, a place full of atmosphere and charm.

Each visit to Sete is worth ascending the hill anew as with the changing light, the seasons, the time of day and the weather, the scene is rarely the same.
Written December 12, 2014
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dcmleeds
Leeds, UK179 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
We have visited the area many times but never been up on to Mont St-Clair. It is brilliant. We were expecting to have a long walk but in the end it was an easy drive to the top and there was an adequate car park. The viewpoint is exceptional. There are incredible panoramic 360 degree views over Sete and the oyster beds of the Etang de Thau. You can see miles up and down the coast and it is well worth a visit. I would have happily walked there for these views. An added bonus was that once at the top we found that you can also climb the tower near by (free of charge) and see even more from the roof top. Can recommend this for a trip out. There is also a nearby bar/café which does good smoothies for a refreshing drink before leaving to return to the town.
Written August 26, 2014
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Kevin D
Lancaster, UK393 contributions
Feb 2020
We took the bus and were rewarded by magnificent views over Sete and the surrounding area. There is a small chapel close by which is well worth a visit too.
Written March 7, 2020
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Bill R
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,121 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Yes, the extensive views around the port and lagoon give you an immediate grasp of the geography. You do not need to spend much time there
Written September 8, 2019
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Sanjit K
Kathmandu, Nepal15 contributions
Jul 2019
This place is perfect for the amazing view of landscapes and sea. You will really feel like heaven for some moment
Written August 11, 2019
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