The Côte Vermeille, the Catalan rocky coast stretches out over 4 districts: Port-Vendres, the county town, Collioure, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère, last town before the Spanish border.
- Collioure, at 3 km from Port-Vendres is a town of art and culture, source of inspiration for numerous artists.
- Banyuls-sur-Mer at 6 km is a nice local port that keeps in mind the memory of the sculptor Aristide Maillol.
- Cerbère at 17 km, is the border town and the very hart of the sea Reserve.
The Catalan sand coast: Argelès-sur-Mer, Saint-Cyprien and Canet-en-Roussillon are the closest seaside resorts, with wide sand beaches.
The Albères, a massif situated at the extreme southeast of the Pyrenees, shelters at its foot the villages of Sorède and La Roque des Albères …
At 30 km from Port-Vendres, Perpignan and its cultural heritageare definitely worth a visit.
The Train Jaune de Cerdagne, a tourist train that links Villefranche-de-Conflent to La Tour-de-Carol (the highest French railway station) offers a 63 km journey punctuated by cornices, civil engineering structures and remarkable landscapes… You can reach the departure station from Port-Vendres (by train or by bus with summer excursions).
At less than 2 hours by car, you can also visit major tourist sites: the “Cathar castles”, Carcassonne, Cadaquès or the Dali museum in Figueras (Spain), Barcelona the capital of Spanish Catalonia, and many more sites…