1 day in Port-Vendres Itinerary

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Port-Vendres is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.A typical Mediterranean fishing port, situated near the Spanish border on the Côte Vermeille in south west France, Port-Vendres is renowned for its numerous fish and sea food restaurants.HistoryPort-Vendres has been in existence since Iron Age times, when it was used as a harbour connected with the Iberian settlement of Illiberis (modern Elne). Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paulilles Recreational Park, then steep yourself in history at The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal), and then steep yourself in history at Le Fort Saint Elme.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Béziers-Vias Airport and Carcassonne Airport. May in Port-Vendres sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme
The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal) ©