"Port-Vendres - Port of Venus" Port-Vendres by grayfo
Port-Vendres Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 20 photos
Port-Vendres is the only natural port along the rocky Mediterranean coast (called the Vermilion Coast, because of the bright red colours of the rocks) and is situated near the Spanish border in south west France. Port-Vendres is both a deep-water commercial port and fishing and yachting harbour working all year round.
Must see sights/attractions include: the Dynamiterie de Paulilles (explosives factory), the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Museum, Fort Fanal, the Redoute du Fanal and the Redoute Bear to name but a few.
Did You Know
The famous Scottish architect, designer water colourist and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh lived in Port-Vendres during the last years of his life
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The coat of arms consists of three gold towers, each having five turrets and two windows, one above the other. Below the tower is a gold sailing ship, all on a blue background.
Evidence of Port-Vendres has been in existence since the Iron Age, when it was a harbour that connected with the Iberian... more travel advice
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