The 10 Best Things to Do in Port-Vendres, France

February 19, 2018 Viva Honore

Port-Vendres is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. A typical Mediterranean fishing port, situated near the Spanish border on the Côte Vermeille in south west France, ...
Restaurants in Port-Vendres

1. Paulilles Recreational Park

Rd 914, 66660 Port-Vendres, France +33 4 68 95 23 40
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Paulilles Recreational Park

Reviewed By Sue T - Swindon

Visited on a very hot weekday late morning in June. Easy free parking in the dedicated parking area on the opposite side of the road, and the site is accessed in a few minutes through a short tunnel. We stayed about an hour, wandering through the shady pathways. Most people were laden with beach equipment as they hurried down to the beach cove which had plenty of room for everyone at that stage. There were also quite a few school parties, noisy, pushing and shouting, which did spoil a few of the quieter moments. We enjoyed looking at the old, refurbished ex-dynamite factory buildings in one corner of the site, especially the local info and photos of the flora and fauna of the wider area. The old water tower was an easy climb (parties of pre-school children managed it!) and had lovely views of the surrounding hills and also the shoreline. There were other spots to find like the old iron bridge that used to be part of a building and is now a viewing point down to the open info bays. A lovely big shady decked area just behind the beach with Seating and tables was a perfect spot for a picnic, There were lots of birds to see and exotic Gardens to explore. The main building houses and information display of the site. The site map mentioned a place to have refreshments there too, but as we passed there was a school party waiting on the walkway so we didn't stop to look. A walking trail passes through across the top of the beach if you decide to go further. Overall it is a lovely site, not as big as I was expecting, but beautifully maintained and it is free!

2. Vinaigrerie la Guinelle

Lieu Dit Cosprons, 66660 Port-Vendres, France +33 4 68 98 01 76
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5 based on 78 reviews

Vinaigrerie la Guinelle

Reviewed By Runaway53 - Sunshine Coast, Australia

We unfortunately arrive on their lunch time (12-2) but lovely staff offered to give us a quick tour. One hour later we were still chatting and they did not hurry us. Fascinating story in English of the way vinegar is fermented and the different stages of maturing.
Products are for sale and beautifully presented.
Not knowing anything about vinegar making I found this organic approach to making the finest quality vinegar well worth listening to.
Road to estate is well for the main road so a car is essential.

3. Dynamiterie de Paulilles

Anse de Paulilles, Port-Vendres, France +33 4 68 95 23 40
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Dynamiterie de Paulilles

Reviewed By Žaneta L - Prague, Czech Republic

We found this place just 14 days ago. This former site of dynamite factory is now a sort of a natural reservation with a small exhibition about the life in the factory. There is also o place where they repair old ships. And there is a nice beach where you can spend a day sunbathing and swimming. We sat at the small café, where they prepare a good coffee and you can buy there a local biscuites - rousquilles (which are very sweet, but I love it). Parking is free, but come soon in the morning if you want to find a place to park.

4. Le Sentier du Littoral

De Port-Vendres à Banyuls sur Mer, Port-Vendres, France
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Le Sentier du Littoral

Reviewed By HiddenCaviar - Paris, France

This is a great walk around the coastline from Port Vendres. It is easy and will provide you some amazing views and places to stop. Some points of history along the way to take in.

5. Centre d'Activite Plongee Port-Vendres

4 rue Jules Ferry, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
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5 based on 44 reviews

Centre d'Activite Plongee Port-Vendres

Reviewed By Kate7Mermaid - Montpellier, France

Cedric and Jules are very professional also charming with a good sense of humor and in a friendly atmosphere you can discover all the treasures that this part of the Mediterranean sea has to offer. You name it: fish, corals, warm sea, many shipwrecks... The diving experience is excellent and also completely safe due to their expertise. Thanks for your welcome. CAP Port-Vendres I do recommend vividly!!!

6. Les Caves du Roussillon

19 rue Jules Pams, 66660 Port-Vendres, France +33 4 68 54 40 04
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Les Caves du Roussillon

Reviewed By COSTGA - Dorchester, United Kingdom

good selection of wines at all prices, including local wines of course. Efficient service and well laid out display, good location near harbour.

7. Fort Saint-Elme

Fort St Elme Port Vendre 66, Port-Vendres, France +33 5 61 72 29 66
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Fort Saint-Elme

Reviewed By HiddenCaviar - Paris, France

This is a large imposing fort situated looking over both port vendres and Coullioure. Great place to view fire works from at these periods when they are happening in Coullioure and even a great place to take a picnic lunch to over look the coastline.

8. Le Clos de Paulilles

Baie de Paulilles, 66660 Port-Vendres, France +33 4 68 98 07 58
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Le Clos de Paulilles

Reviewed By Philtheherp - Bangor, United Kingdom

Beautiful spot beside the Nobel site. maitresse d' a delight very informative and helpful. Lovely food and excellent wines of grapes growing just on the other side of the wall surrounding the restaurant. Very helpful and pleasant waiters only let down by dismissive attitude of the wine shop attendant.

9. Le Paradis des Bulles

Quai Du Fanal, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
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5 based on 11 reviews

Le Paradis des Bulles

Reviewed By Christine L

Je suis plongeur N3 et j'ai embarqué à 2 reprises cet été à bord de l'Uyada, le bateau du Paradis des Bulles. Le concept est vraiment différent des autres clubs de plongée puisque les sorties se font en petit comité, à notre rythme. J'ai particulièrement apprécié que tout le matériel soit fourni, pas besoin de s'embêter avec ça ! des moments très conviviaux hors de l'eau : apéro, plancha, repos au soleil. Des décors magnifiques le long de la côte Vermeille et en Espagne. De belles plongées, y compris une plongée de nuit ! Je reviendrai :)

10. Scuba Passion

route de la Jetee, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
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5 based on 13 reviews

Scuba Passion

Reviewed By marnie f - Perpignan, France

Enfin des professionnels de la plongée vous pouvez faire confiance et relisez vos plongées en toute confiance dans des fonds merveilleux a des prix compétitifs
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