"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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Office du tourisme
Holiday Guide

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.

  • Last visit to Port-Vendres: Jul 1982
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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