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Fishing and commercial port, Marina

Fishing port 
Coloured nets laying on the quays and small boats: fishing provides in Port-Vendres a typical Mediterranean setting, quite unique in the Roussillon.

is the most fished species. But all other Mediterranean fish are also represented.

Fishing is the heart of the local economy and is an integral part of the town. With over 4000 tons unloaded and sold fish, Port-Vendres is the first fishing port of the Pyrénées-Orientales. The infrastructure managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, includes a computerized auction sale, a specific fish unloading and delivery equipment and a fish trade hall.
Moreover the daily spectacle of the entry of the fishing boats and the fish unloading in the port is really worth a visit.

- The direct selling of the small-scale fishing takes place between 8:00 am and 10:00 am in the port at the angle of the quai Pierre Forgas. 
- Around 3:30 pm, the trawlers come back to the port and come alongside the quai du Fanal.

The auction hall is not open for visitors, it’s reserved for professionals. But the fish shop “Côte Catalane, welcomes you in its main hall decorated with fish-tanks and a tasting counter.
July and August: every day from 8:00 am till 12:30 am and from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm (closed on Sunday afternoons).
September to June: every day from 8:30 am till 12:30 am and from 3:30 pm till 7:30 pm (closed on Sunday afternoons and on Mondays). For more information: Tel +33 (0)4-68-98-46-00.
The Marina

Port-Vendres is a privileged port of call for open sea yachts. Very much appreciated, its 250 mooring posts are used all year long by subscribers and by the 2000 boats that are passing through each year. On the spot, many sea professionals and a careening area permit to answer the needs of the amateur sailor.

Port-Vendres is also a privileged call for cruise ships. Nowadays, the port welcomes about twenty ships a year. They call in at Port-Vendres for a day.

To contact the marina: +33 (0)4 68 82 08 04 – CCI website

For your yacht, in Port-Vendres BEAR MARINE is at your service:
Tel +33 (0)4 68 82 01 14
Shop: outfitting of the superstructures, Servicing, repair, wintering, putting in
The commercial port

Port-Vendres is the closest French port to North Africa. It has competitive port passage prices, reliable and qualified workers and specialised equipment. That’s why the port has first-rate advantages to establish coastal navigation lines in the Mediterranean, and to manage the fruit and vegetables traffic coming from North Africa and South America. 

Moreover, thanks to the very close St Charles international market, the first French distribution platform, Port-Vendres is the best-located Mediterranean port for the entry of fruit and vegetables in the European Community. The communication infrastructure: highways and the railway station of Perpignan-Roussillon with a “fruit and vegetables TGV”, permit a very rapid supply of the products in the main consumption areas.

Each week, 3 refrigerated cargo-boats or container ships draw alongside to unload fruit and vegetables from Morocco or Western Africa. From the very hart of the town, you can see these huge ships manoeuvre in the port. Boats of 155 m long and 8 m draught can call in here. Very impressive…!

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Contacts :
Tourist office of Port-Vendres - 1, Quai François Joly - 66660 Port-Vendres - FRANCE /Phone 33(0)4 68 82 07 54 - Fax 33(0)4 68 82 62 95 -
Town Hall of Port-Vendres - 8 rue Jules Pams - 66660 Port-Vendres - FRANCE / Phone 33(0)4 68 82 01 03 - Fax 33(0)4 68 82 22 33 -