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All you need to know about Escale in Sète

MidiLibre/Scoop, Mar 27

Nearly 400,000 visitors expected

With the arrival of the boat Hermione and the extension of the event to 7 days, 400,000 visitors are expected to this 5th edition of Escale.

According to the mayor François Commeinhes, technical service teams are working alongside the association Escale to make this week an unforgettable party. 400 hours of work were needed to put everything in place and 600 hours of expertise will be provided during the event. The grant from the town hall for this edition is €239 851.

Traffic Tips

Ideally, avoid taking your car. In the event area, car traffic will be prohibited. It’s better to park outside the area (Mas Coulet, Canal Parking, Les Halles …)and use the free buses.

If you work in town and you need to drive, you’ll have to get there before 8:30am and leave at 9pm.

Buses, TER and bus boats

In addition to the traditional Escale special bus network in Sète, five boat buses (capable of carrying 70 passengers each) will run from 9 am to midnight from Saturday, March 31 to Monday, April 2, between Mas Coulet and the city centre.

The SNCF has put on more trains between Montpellier and Béziers, notwithstanding the strikes …

Enhanced security

Given the recent attacks, security has been enhanced. Reinforcements have been obtained (CRS, national police, and soldiers), and all the municipal police are mobilised. The perimeter where you can see the large ships has been sealed off for safety, and security will be in place for the access.

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