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Overall we really enjoyed our time in the apartment and in the town of Sète. We stayed here for a week and the place really grew on me more and more every day. I felt like we had an authentic French experience. Because I have never stayed in a Europen apartment before I cannot compare apples to apples, so I will just state the pros and cons of our experience.
- view: The balcony was a lovely view of the park. We got lucky and they were having poetry and music the last 2 nights we were there. We were able to listen and enjoy from our balcony/living room while eating our yummy food we bought and cooked!
-location: Great location, close to the city center.
-size: The size of the unit was great for our larger family of 6. We were able to fit very comfortably.
- well equipped kitchen
-Lots of character, felt unique
-landlord made good communication and answered all my questions
-Cool in summertime: we were there in the hottest time and with the windows and doors open it felt pretty cool due to the direction the unit faces. We also brought 3 fans, once for each room and that was a huge help for night.
- parking: This unit does not have a designated parking spot and parking in the city and around the park was very crowded. We drove from Germany so we had a vehicle and it was difficult and time consuming to find parking.
- not entirely family friendly: For kids who are older it is OK, but there are lots of dishes low, within reach for a toddler as well as some original vintage furniture we were made aware of. If you have a boisterous child, it may be a little tricky here.
- Though the unit was relatively clean, it felt dusty and not that squeaky, hotel clean. This may be due to the age of the building (it seems old) and that is part of the experience.
Overall a great experience! We did day trips to Arles, Carcassaone, and Narbonne as well as the hike up to Mont St. Clare in Sète . We visited the beach in Sète, although it was not really the highlight of the trip. I mistakenly thought this would be a beach resort town with chairs and umbrellas lining the shore -- no this is not that case.
We shopped at the market, got amazing shellfish to cook, ate at a few restaurants, had baguettes and croissants like they were going out of style along with pasteries and french cheeses. And of course, wine! It was relaxing and a ton of fun! Come see for yourself!