Port Vendres Cruises
Midi-Pyrenees is France's largest region, spreading from the Dordogne in the north to the Spanish border in the south. Port-Vendres, only 10 miles from the Spanish border, is located on the coast that is known as the Cote Vermeille. The port had its heyday in the 19th century with colonial trade and ferries from North Africa.
For cruise vessels Port-Vendres provides the opportunity to visit some of the prettiest areas of France. It serves as a convenient starting point for trips to Perpignan, Roussillon's historic capital; Collioure, a picturesque harbor filled with brightly colored fishing boats; Banyuls, famous for its sweet wine and as the birthplace of sculptor Aristide Maillol; and the medieval town of Carcassonne.