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Port-Vendres

Port-Vendres is a commune located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. It is located on the Mediterranean coast, about 20 km southwest of Perpignan, the departmental capital. The commune is situated on the Côte Vermeille, the rocky southern coast of the department, and is the second most important fishing port in the department.

Port-Vendres has a long and interesting history. It was first settled in the 11th century by the Catalan people, and the town was granted a charter in 1298, making it one of the oldest towns in the Pyrénées-Orientales. Throughout the Middle Ages, Port-Vendres was an important port, and it was a strategic point for the Spanish and French during the Franco-Spanish War of 1635-1659.

During the 19th century, Port-Vendres was a popular destination for wealthy Europeans, who built grand villas and mansions in the town. It was also an important port for the French Navy, and the town was the site of a major naval battle in 1793, during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Today, Port-Vendres is a vibrant town with a population of just over 6,000. It is a popular tourist destination due to its Mediterranean climate and stunning scenery. The town is home to several beaches, a marina, and a variety of restaurants and shops. There are also several historic sites, including a citadel and a 16th-century church.

Port-Vendres is also known for its many festivals and events, including the Vendres Jazz Festival and the Vendres Plage Festival. The town also has a thriving arts scene, with several galleries and museums.

Overall, Port-Vendres is a beautiful town with a long and interesting history. It is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning scenery, Mediterranean climate, and vibrant culture.

Excursion tips for a day in Port-Vendres

Port-Vendres is a charming seaside town located in the south of France. On a day trip to Port-Vendres, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities:

1. Explore the old town of Port-Vendres and admire its narrow streets and colorful houses.
2. Visit the small fishing port and watch the fishermen unload their catch.
3. Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Enjoy the sun and sand at one of the many beaches in the area.
5. Visit the local market and sample some of the region's delicious produce.
6. Take a boat ride around the bay and admire the coastline from the sea.
7. Visit the nearby Fort Trieste and explore its historic ruins.
8. Take a day trip to Collioure and explore its picturesque streets and beaches.
9. Visit the Collioure Castle and learn about its history.
10. Go for a hike in the nearby Pyrenees Mountains and enjoy the stunning views.

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The climate in Port-Vendres

Port-Vendres in France experiences a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In spring, temperatures range from 8-18°C and there is a moderate amount of rainfall. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 30°C and there is very little rain. In autumn, temperatures range from 10-20°C and there is a moderate amount of rainfall. In winter, temperatures range from 5-15°C and there is a moderate amount of rainfall. Overall, the climate in Port-Vendres is mild and pleasant throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Port-Vendres

Our weather forecast for Port-Vendres helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 32.1 °C
min: 24.2 °C
22.7 m/s
70.6 m/s
15.9 %
17.1 m
50.0 %
1,017 hPa
06:32:08
21:15:38
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 24.3 °C
22.3 m/s
46.4 m/s
6.8 %
24.1 m
48.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:33:06
21:14:41
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 24.7 °C
10.8 m/s
25.6 m/s
37.2 %
24.1 m
48.1 %
1,012 hPa
06:34:04
21:13:41
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 23 °C
19.1 m/s
42.5 m/s
39.0 %
24.1 m
62.1 %
1,014 hPa
06:35:03
21:12:40
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 23.4 °C
17.6 m/s
40.9 m/s
15.0 %
24.1 m
55.1 %
1,020 hPa
06:36:03
21:11:37
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 21.7 °C
14.4 m/s
11.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
56.9 %
1,018 hPa
06:37:03
21:10:33
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 34.6 °C
min: 21.6 °C
11.9 m/s
12.6 m/s
3.5 %
22.7 m
55.3 %
1,015 hPa
06:38:03
21:09:26
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 20.2 °C
18.4 m/s
24.8 m/s
14.0 %
23.9 m
59.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:39:04
21:08:19
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 19.8 °C
38.2 m/s
58.0 m/s
7.6 %
24.1 m
51.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:40:05
21:07:09
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 19.4 °C
31.3 m/s
57.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
43.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:41:07
21:05:58
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 19.9 °C
20.5 m/s
33.8 m/s
14.1 %
24.1 m
46.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:42:09
21:04:46
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 21 °C
14.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
44.2 %
24.1 m
47.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:43:11
21:03:32
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 22.1 °C
13.7 m/s
15.1 m/s
39.9 %
24.1 m
48.7 %
1,014 hPa
06:44:14
21:02:17
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 21.9 °C
13.7 m/s
14.8 m/s
46.2 %
24.1 m
55.8 %
1,015 hPa
06:45:16
21:01:00
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 22.3 °C
9.7 m/s
12.2 m/s
17.6 %
23.6 m
49.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:46:19
20:59:42

Cruises to Port-Vendres

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Scheduled ship calls in Port-Vendres, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 MS Riviera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 Azamara Quest 07:30 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 Azamara Quest 07:30 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 14th 2025 Wednesday, 14th of May 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 26th 2025 Monday, 26th of May 2025 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Jul. 2025 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Oct. 2025 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 19th 2025 Sunday, 19th of Oct. 2025 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Oct. 2025 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2026 Friday, 11th of Sep. 2026 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 27th 2026 Sunday, 27th of Sep. 2026 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am

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