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January 22, 2008
Sete 340301 34200
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

Church Décanale Saint-Louis XVIIIe XIXe Century.

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Built from 1701, dedicated in 1703, last work of the architect Augustin-Charles d' Aviler, born in Paris in 1653, died in 1701 in Montpellier.

It is the oldest monument of Sète, and the principal and emblematic church of the city, dedicated to its Patron saint.
Louis IX, king de France of 1226 to 1270, ninth of the dynasty of Capétiens direct, born on April 25, 1214 in Poissy, and become Saint-Louis after its death on August 25, 1270 in Tunis.

Sete is a French commune of the department of Herault and Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 43 400 Sétois and Sétoises distributed on 24 km², is 1792 hab/km². It is the town of artists like Paul Valéry, George Brassens, Manitas de Plata, Jean Vilar, the brothers Di Rosa.

The city was founded in 1673, after the beginning of the construction of the port in 1666 during the reign of Louis XIV.

It is the 1st fishing port of the French Mediterranean. Fishing setoise is made of artisanal flotillas, made up of family armaments. Fishing is day labourer (left the boats 3 hours, return towards 16-18 hours), during 220-230 days of fishing per annum, for an average tonnage of 8 000 to 10 000 tons (2/3 blue fish, 1/3 white fish). The setoise fleet includes:
- 34 general-purpose trawlers from 18 to 25 meters.
- 17 tuna boats senneurs from 25 to 45 meters.
- about thirty small boats practising traditional fishing.
- the production of oysters and moulds is mainly concentrated on banks of Pond of Thau.

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