'ESCALE A SETE' festival

From 27 March to 2 April 2018 in Sète

After attracting more than 250,000 visitors in 2012, 2014 and 2016, the next 'Escale à Sète' festival devoted to maritime traditions will take place from 27 March to 2 April 2018. A 7-day Armada festival for the finest sailing ships in the world not to be missed! Let's immerse yourself into the life of the port of Sète and discover a unique maritime heritage and a host of colourful characters. 120 legendary ships all in one place, including four-masted ships, two-masted schooners, Latin-rigs and steamboats, lined up along almost a kilometre of quays right in the heart of the town. Many typical events will be taking place throughout the week. The main theme of this edition will be the presence of the 'Hermione' mythical ship which was a 12-pounder Concorde-class frigate of the French Navy. It became famous when it ferried General Lafayette to the United States in 1780 for support to the Americans in the American Revolutionary War. In 1997, the construction of a replica ship started in Rochefort. The new ship is likewise named 'Hermione'. Many historic ships will also be here to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.





On 7 July 2018 in Lodève

After four years of work, the new Museum of Lodève will open its doors in July 2018. With its bold, welcoming architecture and a poetic and pedagogical style of museology, it's a large museum on a human scale. Known for its famous 'Beaux-Arts' exhibitions, it will offer three new permanent exhibitions that will take you on a journey through time. You will explore the history of life on earth over the last 540 million years, the traces of early Prehistoric man, and the marks left by Paul Dardé (1888-1963) on the world of sculpture.
Temporary exhibition from 7 July to 7 October 2018: 'Fauna, fill me with fear! Images of fauna from ancient times to Picasso'. More information


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