We came to Sete on Chuck Brook's recommendation. Known as the Venice of Languedoc Sete is a port and a seaside resort in the Bassin de Thau on the Mediterranean with a very strong cultural identity, cuisine and dialect.
The locals and their food is known as Setois, and we were impressed by the fact we could have taken a boat to Morocco.
But since it was 1 1/2 days each way, we decided to take a boat trip around the canals on an open electric barge.
It was very enjoyable as we passed some grand buildings, some modest fishermen's cottages, and some very run down fishermen's cottages. I also saw a highrise tower that was so out of place, it reminded me of some Vancouver buildings! :-)