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Port-Vendres tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Port-Vendres is a natural port (unusual here in southern Languedoc), a local fishing town and a yacht harbour

Port-Vendres is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Port-Vendres. For detailed visitor information see the Port-Vendres travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Port-Vendres in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Collioure at 2 km and Banyuls-sur-Mer at 5 km.

Port-Vendres, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Port Vendres

Port Vendres

less than one km (direction south-south-west)

Port-Vendres is a natural port (unusual here in southern Languedoc), a local...

See Port Vendres guide


Seaside resort at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

With a very attractive traditional harbour town to exlore and a small...

See Collioure guide


Seaside resort at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

As well as the beach in Banyuls-sur-Mer there is also an old...

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

The long beach, the forest and the lively town mean Argeles-sur-Mer is...

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide
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Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction north-west)

Activity in the seaside resort of Saint-Cyprien is most definitely centred around...

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

Elne is a quiet town, with the cathedral cloisters among the highlights...

See Elne guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide


at 26 km (direction north-west)

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be...

See Perpignan guide


at 29 km (direction west)

Ceret has an extensive historic town centre and a Picasso Museum among...

See Ceret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of...

See Castelnou guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a...

See Fort de Salses guide


at 39 km (direction west)

The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly...

See Arles-sur-Tech guide
Gorges de la Fou

Gorges de la Fou

at 39 km (direction west)

In the Gorges de la Fou you can walk along the bottom...

See Gorges de la Fou guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

Here in Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide

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Markets in and near Port-Vendres

Market days in Port-Vendres: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Port-Vendres: market Saturday (0km)
  • Collioure: market Wednesday & Sunday (2km)
  • Banyuls-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (14km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (14km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (22km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Port-Vendres, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Port-Vendres, France

What to do at Port-Vendres? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Port-Vendres.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (22km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (23km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Paulilles (3km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (7km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (19km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (30km)
  • Étang de Leucate (37km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (42km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (43km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Port-Vendres is in the south of France at 26 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Port-Vendres is 707 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Port-Vendres

Canton: Côte Vermeille

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66660

Distance to Port-Vendres

from Perpignan (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 707 km

from Calais: 942 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 392 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Port-Vendres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banyuls-sur-Mer and Collioure.

This page in French: Visiter Port-Vendres


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