Sète – Espace George Brassens


You would have to love George Brassens – the Sète-born folk/pop/jazz musician – if only because of his phrase – he ‘never lost a friend save through death’.

He never wanted to be a singer but because he could not get anyone else to sing his works he decided to sing them himself.

He was not exactly a Bob Dylan but he did rage and he became famous and even had a golden disc.

This is a small and beautifully-designed museum – and do take the electro guide AND the headphones to hear his music.

Clever little device which changes tracks as you move around the museum – no need to fumble about.

Not in English but a little patience and you will get the drift of the life and times of the man of Sète

Worth a visit – but do not hurry – a place to let his tunes and his lyrical words drift around you

It is on the Agde side of town – near to the crematorium and the grave yard he is buried in next to his family.


67, Bd Camille Blanc 34 200 SETE
Phone: +33.(0) Fax: +33.(0)

Opening hours

Winter :
Open from 10am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Stop ticketing and 17h to 11h
Summer :
Open daily
June to September from 10h to 18h.
Stop ticketing 17h