Port Vendres

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15 January 2024  |  Tourism

Port Vendres, on the Mediterranean coast

Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, Port-Vendres attracts travelers with its authentic charm and breathtaking landscapes. This picturesque port town, accompanied by its neighboring gems, offers a diverse range of activities, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a combination of history, natural beauty and culinary delights.

Port-Vendres: Maritime haven of peace

The Historic Port; Stroll through the historic port of Port-Vendres. Admire the colorful fishing boats, stroll along the quays and soak up the lively atmosphere. Don't forget to explore the market, where you can observe bustling trade and see the catch of the day.

A dinner by the sea

Immerse yourself in the local culinary scene by dining at one of the beachfront restaurants. Savor fresh seafood, accompanied by local wines, while enjoying panoramic views of the Mediterranean. The combination of sea breeze and culinary delights creates a unique gastronomic experience.

Exploring the Surroundings

Collioure: The Artists’ Paradise; A few minutes by car from Port-Vendres, Collioure awaits you with its vibrant streets and artistic heritage. Visit the Royal Castle and the Notre-Dame-des-Anges Church, both offering breathtaking views of the sea. The narrow streets lined with art galleries and boutiques add to the city's unique charm.

Restaurant La Balette Collioure

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Wine tours in Banyuls-sur-Mer

Wine lovers will be delighted to explore the vineyards around Banyuls-sur-Mer. Take a guided tour and taste the famous Banyuls wines, renowned for their rich flavors. Terraced vineyards set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean create a picturesque setting.

Banyuls sur mer

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Hike to the Cap Béar Lighthouse

For those looking for outdoor adventures, embark on a hike taking in views of the coastline up to the Cap Béar lighthouse. The trail offers breathtaking views of the coast and the Pyrenees. Once at the lighthouse, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view stretching from the Spanish border to the Côte Vermeille.

 Cap Béar


Art and History at Fort Saint-Elme

Explore the cultural heritage of the region by visiting Fort Saint-Elmo. This historic hilltop fortress offers a glimpse into the region's military past. The panoramic views from the fort are truly mesmerizing.

Fort Saint-Elme

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Port-Vendres and its surroundings offer a captivating fusion of history, nature and gastronomy. Whether you wander the charming streets, enjoy a seafood feast by the sea or explore the rich cultural heritage, this hidden gem of the Mediterranean coast will leave an indelible mark on your travel memories. Immerse yourself in the magic of Port-Vendres and its enchanting surroundings for an unforgettable Mediterranean experience.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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