Port-Vendres

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Port-Vendres
TownPort-Vendres
Insee code66148
Postcode66660
Latitude42.5184870
Longitude3.1065920
AltitudeFrom 0 to 655 meters
Surface14.77 km²
Population4318 inhabitants
Density292 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsCollioure at 3.2 km (8 min)
Chief townPerpignan (at 33 km, 37 min)Banyuls-sur-Mer at 6.9 km (12 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-OrientalesArgelès-sur-Mer at 11.1 km (15 min)
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located on the rocky coast of the Mediterranean (called the Vermilion Coast) at the gates of Spain, Port-Vendres is a natural port in deep water. Here the sea has rendezvous with the mountains and offers beautiful scenery ... Sandy beaches, pebble coves, lipids are assessing water swimming and underwater activities. The back country, culminating at 650 m to the Tower Madeloc, offers magnificent views of the Catalan coast and varied walks through the terraced vineyards and picturesque hamlet.

The city owes its name "Portus Veneris" in the presence of a temple dedicated to Venus, who had dominated the creek.

For his situation privileged maritime, port the role of Port-Vendres is intimately linked to the history of Roussillon. After the reign of the Kings of Mallorca and its dependence on Spain, Roussillon is permanently attached to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659. Natural shelter, the only deepwater port on the coast, near Spain, Port-Vendres develops and, fortified by Vauban, is classified "Port War" by Louis XIV.

Then under Louis XVI, De Mailly, Count of Roussillon, decides to make Port-Vendres a new city and a port open to all nations. It makes the buildings of the Obelisk. The Obelisk, its bas-reliefs and allegorical trophies are dedicated to the King during his lifetime.

Today Port-Vendres is a fishing port (trawlers lamparos, small businesses), craft and trade (2nd Mediterranean fruit port) and welcomes cruise ships.


SIGHTSEEING

A visit Port-Vendres invites you to discover its history, its maritime tradition around a marina, a commercial port (Port Orchard 2nd Mediterranean), and a fishing port with authentic colors Mediterranean.

Port-Vendres invites you to walk into the sea, first diving, visits shipwrecks submerged fishing.

Detailed information
TransportSeaport of Port-Vendres,   Train station of Port-Vendres
Information pointsTourist Office of Port-Vendres
Leisure centresBeach Bernadi,   Beach Sainte-Catherine,   Beach of En Baux,   Beach of L'Oli,   Beach of La Jetée,   Beach of La crique,   Marina of Port-Vendres
MonumentsFort Béar,   Lighthouse of the Cap Béar
Natural sitesBay of the Mauresque,   Cape Béar,   Cape Oullestreil,   Headland of the Bains

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • March 18: Carnival, parade, enjoy
  • 21 June: Music Festival bodegas
  • June 23: Feast of Saint John
  • On or about July 1: Day of the Fishermen
  • 13 and July 14: National Day with fireworks on the evening of July 14
  • Last weekend of July Celebration Catalan
  • 1st weekend of September: Painting Competition
  • 3rd weekend of September: Heritage Days Festival and the Obelisk
  • Sunday closest to November 18: Day Port-Vendres - Large garage sale

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Collioure: Royal Castle Museum Peski Road Fauvism ...
  • Banyuls-sur-mer: Maillol Museum, Aquarium ...
  • Cerberus: lanes ...
  • Argelès-sur-Mer: resort, recreation children ...
  • Albera Massif ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea diving on the Vermillion CoastSports sensations46 €Argelès-sur-Mer (5.4 km)
Canyoning or rafting in AudeSports sensations28 €Canet-en-Roussillon (21 km)
Boat and jet-ski licencesCulture and education320 €Canet-en-Roussillon (21 km)
Game fishing off the Canet-en-Roussillon coastSports sensationsFrom 450 € to 4800 €Canet-en-Roussillon (21 km)
Maiden flight and introductory microlight flightSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 270 €Torreilles (23 km)

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PHOTOS

View Port-Vendres to Cape BearView Port-Vendres to Cape Bear
 
Old Port and Church Port-VendresOld Port and Church Port-Vendres
Port departure of a boat cruisePort departure of a boat cruise
 
Bay Paulilles, Port-Vendres BeachBay Paulilles, Port-Vendres Beach

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WEATHER

Sunday 23 November
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Monday 24 November
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Tuesday 25 November
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Cèdre  
9.2
  SPECIAL OFFER
Port-Vendres
Centennial - He stands there in the park. Majestic and imposing. Centennial also. He lent his name to the restaurant. Le Cèdre. Welcome to Port-Vendres in Cedar! Catalan House - Located...
Located in Port-Vendres45 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBrasserie de la Marine  
8
Collioure
Ideally located 50 meters from the beach, opposite the Royal Castle of Collioure, the Brasserie de la Marine welcomes you to his room accommodating up to 15 people. Its large terrace...
Located 2.1 km from Port-Vendres22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCôté Patio  
8.4
  SPECIAL OFFER
Collioure
SPIRIT CATALAN - In the village of Collioure, a century home that delights the regulars fresh local products ... Make full stop at the restaurant Côté Patio is the promise of an authentic...
Located 2.2 km from Port-Vendres41 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Pavillon with 5 bedroomsCôté Saisons    
10
Laroque-des-Albères
Côté Saisons located in a newly refurbished 19th century house provide 5 guest rooms that offer comfort and beautifully decorated french interiors. Most of the rooms have breathtaking...
Located 14 km from Port-VendresFrom 70 € to 120 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLe Chai Catalan  
Ortaffa
Close to Collioure and the sea, an old winery renovated with taste and originality. Atypical building, nicely decorated, central atrium, comfortable and quiet bedrooms, a lovely garden...
Located 16.4 km from Port-VendresFrom 90 € to 105 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hotes L Jonqueres d'Oriola    
8.6
Corneilla-del-Vercol
3 bed and breakfast of charm (including 1 suite) in a mansion of the 18th century. www.bed-and-breakfast-corneilla.com.there is also in the property 3 charming cottages.
Located 17.5 km from Port-Vendres75 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons
Port-Vendres
Very quiet, ideal accommodation for an unforgettable holiday in Catalonia.
Located in Port-VendresFrom 315 € to 576 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsRésidence Saphir T3 au calme bord de mer  
10
Collioure
Ideal 4 people, nice apartmen 48sqm, comfortablel terrace, privat garage. All in a quiet residence. Located along the corniche, 10 minutes walk from the beaches and the historic center...
Located 1.3 km from Port-VendresFrom 500 € to 700 € per week 
House for 6 personsHouse for 6 persons  
9.6
Argelès-sur-Mer
Independent house but adjoining a vacation home with pool and parking privé. Située in the center of Argelès Plage, 300 m from the sea, close to shopping and area piétonne. Surface...
Located 6.5 km from Port-VendresFrom 250 € to 650 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
150 places over 5,5 haVillage Club Le Méditerranée Argelès    
8.3
Argelès-sur-Mer
Le Méditerranée is a Village Club 5*, located within idyllic surroundings, near the sea. Mobil homes, 'gîte' (little house) and natural cottage with terrace and garden are proposed...
Located 8.6 km from Port-Vendres 
72 places over 1,5 haCamping les oliviers    
8.4
Le Boulou
Camping with beautiful mountain views and exceptionally mild climate, offering you numerous possibilities to enjoy your leisure time. Including walking or climbing the mountains, horse...
Located 22 km from Port-VendresFrom 14.50 € to 20 € per day 
100 places over 3 haCamping de la Vallée    
9.2
Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts
Between sea and mountains, camping in the Valley is ideally located for a relaxing and full of discovery. Just 2.5 km from the A9, it will be the ideal place for your steps, but will...
Located 26 km from Port-VendresFrom 12.90 € to 18.20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Les Jardins Du Cèdre - Hotel in Port-VendresLes Jardins Du Cèdre     
7.6
Port-Vendres
Les Jardins du Cèdre is located in the port town of Port-Vendres, known for its numerous seafood restaurants. Each du Cèdre room is air-conditioned and equipped with an en suite bathroom...
Located in Port-VendresRoom from 76 €
Hotel Restaurant Les Paquebots - Hotel in Port-VendresHotel Restaurant Les Paquebots     
7.3
Port-Vendres
Les Paquebots is situated in the heart of Port-Vendres, just 150 metres from the marina and typical Mediterranean fishing port. It offers free Wi-Fi access and private parking is possible...
Located in Port-VendresRoom from 45 €
Hôtel**résidence BEAR - Hotel in Port-VendresHôtel**résidence BEAR  
Port-Vendres
Hôtel**résidence BEAR is located in Port-Vendres and offers self-catering accommodation a with a terrace, a kitchenette and cable channels. Free WiFi access is available. Apartments...
Located in Port-VendresRoom from 28 €

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Bleu Mer Duplex & Suites
Located 50 metres from the beach, in front of the tourism centre in Saint-Cyprien Plage, this property features a communal interior garden, a panoramic...
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