Cruises from Port-Vendres
Port-Vendres, situated on the Mediterranean near the Spanish border in the SW of France, is backed on three sides by the magnificent rocky slopes of the foothills of the Pyrénées. These are covered by the prestigious vineyards of Banyuls that also produce the Collioure wine variety. A very popular spot is the palm-lined yachting harbour surrounded by shops, cafés and seafood restaurants. Attractions in Port-Vendres include its 13th century castle nestled between the mountains and the sea, the old town, the beach and the art galleries.
The back country, culminating at 650 m to the Tower Madeloc, offers magnificent views of the Catalan coast.