Port-Vendres is a commune of the Pyrénées-Orientales département, in France. It is situated near the Spanish border on the cote Vermeille in south west France. Port-Vendres is both a deep-water commercial port and fishing and yachting harbour open all year round. With its creek beaches, it offers every seaside leisure facility.
Attractions in Port-Vendres include its 13th century castle, nestled between the mountains and the sea, the old town, the beach and the galleries. Set on the magnificent rocky slopes overlooking Port-Vendres are the prestigious vineyards of Banyuls, which also produce the Collioure appelation. Port Vendres is also renowned for its numerous fish and sea food restaurants. You can watch the fishing boats arriving with their daily catch. It is also a major marina in the region.
Things to See & Do
* 13th century castle
* Seafood Restaurants
* Port Vendres old town area
* Beach and Water sports
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - French
Land Area - 14.77 km²
Population - 7,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 33
Port Location - The port is located in the centre of the city of Port Vendres.
Travel Links - The airport of Perpignan / Rivesaltes, situated in 35 km of the Port, offers daily connections with Paris, as well as with several European destinations. Port Vendres is also accessible by rail and bus.