Our cruise ship is in Sete for one day. I no longer lay or sit on the beach after skin cancer. It sounds like walking on the boardwalk is enjoyable. What else is there to do?
People watching in the main square is popular with cruise passengers.
There is also an interesting art gallery, and Les Halles is fascinating.
More : http://en.tourisme-sete.com/
The mariners' cemetery and the adjacent Paul Valery museum are both well worth a visit, the museum has an excellent restaurant, and if you are lucky you will get to see some joutes in the canal. The Brassens museum is probably also nice, especially if you are into French chanson, but I have not been there. You can go to the beach anywhere (I know you said you don't, but even if you could), there are things here you can see nowhere else.
My thoughts exactly about the beach Stephen! Thank you for the suggestions. Very helpful
Thank you for the suggestions mpprh. Just saw your post.
My wife and i have been coming to sete for the past 10 yrs. 3 to 4 times a yr. Apart from miles of beaches at sete. You have historical buildings ie museums. You also have the canals which from july to end August you have joutes. Which is free to watch and covered over.you also have saint louis fete. Motor bike fetes.music fetes. Shops and loads of other things going on. Indoor markets. Indoor pools
Wonderful gremlin! It looks as though there is plenty to do. Thank you! Now I will go look up what a "fete" is....
Graemeie, do not ask me who Gremlin is. It is something my iPad put in place of your moniker just before I hit "send".