Port Vendres lies a few miles from the Spanish border and seems to have got the balance of genuine commercial life and tourism just right. It’s not glitzy, it’s not trendy, but it is beautiful. In fact, Port Vendres is a true delight! Some of it’s charms are not immediately obvious, but the rewards of wandering around to discover them really are worth the effort.
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Port-Vendres Port-Vendres
A typical Mediterranean fishing port, situated near the Spanish border in south west France, Port-Vendres is renowned for its numerous fish and sea food restaurants.
  Collioure Collioure
The charming fishing port of Collioure is located just 2 km north of Port-Vendres. It's pastel-colored houses, royal castle, ancient church and lovely azure bay have attracted artists for centuries, inc. Mattisse and Picasso.
Le Petit Train Touristique Le Petit Train Touristique
The little train of Collioure and Port Vendres offers a very pleasant and original way to discover these two fishing ports of Catalonia.
  Cerbere Cerbere
The village is best known for hosting the border station on the French side of the train line between Perpignan and Barcelona (since France and Spain use different rail gauges).
Banyuls sur Mer Banyuls sur Mer
Approx. 8 kilometers south of Port-Vendres , Banyuls is a charming old fishing village, with quaint narrow streets and excellent beaches.
  Céret Céret
Céret is famous for its Museum of Modern Art (Musée d'Art Moderne) which has numerous Picasso paintings, sculptures and ceramics, including the famous bull fighting bowl series.
Argeles-sur-Mer Argeles-sur-Mer
Here you ewill find seven kilometres of wide sandy beaches, safe and supervised bathing, and numerous little rocky creeks for scuba diving.
  Carcassonne Carcassonne
Carcassonne is a magnificent fortified French town and was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
Best Attractions in the Languedoc Best Attractions in the Languedoc
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  Barcelona Barcelona
One of the most dynamic and stylish cities in the world. Summer is serious party time, but year-round the city sizzles - it's always on the biting edge of architecture, food, fashion, style, music and good times.
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