Massif des Albères

 Florian Pépellin, improved by Poke2001, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons 

26 March 2021  |  Holidays, Pure France

The Côte Vermeille, the 5 essentials

You may be looking for a vacation that combines relaxation and scenic beauty or discovery and adventure. The Côte Vermeille is the jewel of the Eastern Pyrenees.

The Côte Vermeille is the name given to the coast of Albères in the south of the Pyrénées-Orientales. It starts south of Argelès-sur-Mer on Racou beach and continues to the Spanish border at Port-Bou, passing through Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère.

Panorama Côte Vermeille

 Florian Pépellin, improved by Poke2001, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons 

The Côte Vermeille has a very varied heritage, a territory that combines land and sea. Let yourself be spoiled for choice for your future activity!

The 5 essentials:
  • Collioure et Port-Vendres

  • Cap Béar and its Lighthouse

  • Hiking Tour Madeloc and Tour de la Massane

  • Coves

  • Coastal paths

1) Collioure and Port-Vendre


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Collioure is one of the most famous villages in the Pyrénées-Orientales. Its colorful houses, its atmosphere, its atypical restaurants and shops. We quickly let ourselves be carried away by the charm and authenticity.

Port-Vendres is a peaceful and tradiontal French village, close to all points of interest on the Côte Vermeille.

2) Cap Béar and its Lighthouse

Known for its lighthouse, many small trails lead to it. Visit and relax on its beaches.

3 ) The Madeloc and Tours de la Massane hikes

A walk, with a breathtaking view. Two hiking routes are possible to admire the beauty of the Côte Vermeille at its highest point.

4 ) The coves

Discover magnificent paradisiacal coves for swimming. Some are only accessible only by sea, boat, paddle or kayak.

  • Le Racou

  • The Anse du Pic de Porteil and the coves of Porteil

  • Ouille beach

  • The beaches of Collioure (Saint-Vincent, Boramar, etc.)

  • The Reguers beach

  • Oli Beach

  • L’Anse Santa Catarina (in Cape Béar)...

5) Coastal paths

Tak a walk through "Argelès-sur-Mer / Port-Vendres". Breathtaking landscapes.

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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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