The joute nautiques tournaments in Sete attract locals and newcomers each year. For 6 days, around the feast of Saint Louis on August 25th, tens of thousands of enthusiasts come to Sete for this traditional feast dedicated to the glory of Louis XIV, founder of the town of Sete and the Languedoc joutes nautiques which is a jousting sport played on the water with teams of rowers. In the lineup: joutes tournaments at the Cadre Royal, concerts, shows, exhibitions, parades, swimming across the Sete and much more. The festivities end in a big fireworks show shot off the breaking wall. This exciting event takes places in Sete, only 40 minutes from Les Mimosas. For 2018, the festival takes place August 23-28.