Photographer's Note

January 11, 2008
Séte 340301 34200
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

Chapel "Notre-Dame de la Salette" XIXe century, on Saint-Clair mount, decorated with murals paint carried out by Jean-Claude BRINGUIER in 1954, representing Stations of the Cross. It is dedicated to "Notre-Dame de la Salette", which would have appeared 19 September 1846 to two children to 1800 m of altitude close of Corps in Isere district.

A chapel in the chapel is covered with ex-votos deposited by fidéles in recognition to "Notre-dame de la Salette", of which number of ex-votos of sailors.

In 1666 Pierre-Paul Riquet, the manufacturer of the "Canal du Midi" connecting the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, creates the port of "Cette". At the same time one comes venerated Saint-Clair, evangelist of the area. On the Saint-Clair Mount which dominate Sète of its 182 m, the chapel was devoted in 1864 per Henri Gaffino, parish priest eldest of Sète.

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.

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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