Sète, France, is a coastal town in Languedoc near Montpelier. It is noted for its seafood, tourism, and canals. A favorite local sport is water jousting. Boats propelled by oars move toward each other. On a platform in the bow of each boat is a man with a shield and a blunt lance. As the boats are about to pass each other, each jouster tries to knock the other into the canal.
Sète, France, is a Languedoc town
Where Sèteois play a game of renown
In rowboats they have fights
They joust just like knights
As their rivals, they try to knock down.