FISHERMAN'S COTTAGES WITH FULL FACILITIES
From €945 per week*
Enjoy a holiday in Sète, in the unique setting of a fisherman’s cottage
The Tarbouriech family invites you to share this new experience.
Spend a few days with your friends or family in a fisherman’s cabin.
These small houses, known locally as “baraquettes”, are situated on the hillside of the beautiful Mont Saint Clair, amongst lush vegetation. They are just 5 minutes’ walk from the sea, the coastal road and Sète town centre.
A comfortable setting for you to relax and unwind, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden.
Over the years, the fisherman’s cabins have played an important role in the Sète way of life, both as holiday residences for local fishing families, and as artists’ studios for the forerunners of the “Figuration Libre” movement. They are highly sought after, and families hand them down from generation to generation, treasuring them as places for leisure and relaxation that are untouched by time.
The town of Sète, with its rich culture, local artists (Soulages, Brassens, Combas) and unique traditions, is also the birthplace of the Tarbouriech family.
This family of enthusiasts, who are famed for revolutionizing oyster farming methods in the Mediterranean, are eager to share the local “art of living” on their home turf, or should we say home surf.
THE SÈTE BARAQUETTE, A LEGACY OF THE GOLDEN AGE
In the 19th century, Sète was booming as never before.
At the time, vineyards were flourishing, leading to secondary activities such as barrel production.
The port was thriving on intra-Mediterranean trade, and there were often plentiful catches of fish.
This prosperous period is still remembered as the “Golden Age of Sète”.
The town was bustling with activity, and the population of Sète started to spend their Sundays on the lush, green hillside of the Mont Saint Clair, where no one lived because there was no running water.
Tool cabins were soon transformed into larger, more comfortable dwellings, which became retreats for leisure activities.
People gathered there to discuss politics or poetry, and especially… to share their love of good food.
In 1850, there were over 500 “baraquettes”.
As time went on, the Mont became famous, but these precious cabins were handed down from generation to generation, like tiny islands where life is an art form.
During the second half of the twentieth century, artists from Sète like Pierre François, who inspired the “Figuration Libre” movement, took up residence in this humble paradise, where the unique combination of sea, light and fragrances inspires creativity.
Today, when you stay in one of the Sète “baraquettes”, you can reconnect with the legacy of so many happy times, and follow in the footsteps of the fishermen, craftsmen and artists who brought this place to life.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
AT YOUR DISPOSAL
3 fisherman’s cottages
Private garden (300 m²)
Barbecue and hammock
Cleaning services on request
Le St Barth’: Shellfish Tasting Venue
Les Nacres: Oyster Bar
La Folie: Restaurant
The SPA: Domaine Tarbouriech
CONTACTS AND ACCESS
A HISTORIC LOCATION
The Tarbouriech Fisherman’s Cabins in Sète
+33(0)4 48 14 00 30
72 Rue Jean Vilar, 34200 Sète – FRANCE
*price during low season