The Götheborg calls at Sète


Friday 24 March 2023

10:00 to 14:00

Saturday 25 March 2023

10:00 to 20:00

Sunday 26 March 2023

10:00 to 18:00

Monday 27 March 2023

12:00 to 15:00

  • Götheborg of Sweden
  • Götheborg of Sweden
  • Götheborg of Sweden
  • Götheborg of Sweden
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The Götheborg, the largest wooden sailing ship in the world, calls at Sète!

The original ship, built in 1738 at the Terra Nova docks in Stockholm for the Swedish East India Company, sank in 1745 not far from the port of Göteborg. It was soon replaced by the Götheborg II, which was launched in 1788 and which also sank a few years later in 1795.
The wreck of the original ship was rediscovered several centuries later, in 1984, and gave rise to an impressive 15-year construction site (between 1992 and 2005) where volunteers from all over the world took turns to build, by hand and with materials from the period, a replica of this 18th century cargo frigate (also called Indiaman).

The Götheborg III was launched in 2003 and christened by the Queen of Sweden in 2004. After her inauguration, she set sail on the same voyage as the original, before becoming an ambassador for her home country, Sweden, and regularly participating in gatherings when she is not visible in the port of Goteborg. Read more about the Götheborg
The historic arrival of the Götheborg in Sète will also be the occasion for the Escale à Sète association to reveal the poster and the first surprises
of the 2024 edition which will be held on the Ile Singulière from 26 March to 1 April 2024.

Programme :
  • Thursday 23 March:
    •         Between 9am and 10am: Parade at sea of the Götheborg in front of Mont Saint-Clair.
    •         Between 12.00 and 14.00: Entry into the port, to the sound of the cannons of the Swedish 3-masted ship, the guns of the Banyuls trabucaires and the oboes-drums of jousting. Follow the arrival of the Götheborg live on Youtube
  •  Friday 24th March :
    • Visit the ship from 10am to 2pm (last entry: 1.15pm)
  • Saturday 25 March :
    • 10am: Sailing of the latin sails by the association des gréements Languedociens at sea or on the Etang de Thau (depending on the weather).
    • Visit of the boat from 10am to 8pm (last entry: 7.15pm)
  • Sunday 26 March :
    • Visit of the boat from 10am to 6pm (last entry: 5.15pm)
  • Monday 27 March :
    • Visit of the boat from 12pm to 3pm (last entry: 2pm)
Ticketing on site, quai d'Alger or directly online here.
  • Kind of event :
    • Local animation
  • Theme of the event :
    • Yachting


Plein tarif12.00€
Tarif réduit6.00€Enfant de 5 à 16 ans. Gratuit jusqu'à 4 ans.


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Latitude : 43.40041
Longitude : 3.69983
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