Resorts on the rocky coast
Seaside holidays on the shore of the Mediterranean...
Small coves for diving, fishing, discovering
A side of hills, you can see taking shape, sunken, small coves with calm and transparent water.
Here begins a paradise for undersea lovers :
The advance divers will, in Cape Bear, discover three mysterious wrecks ...
For others, snorkeling, to explore underwater fauna and flora ... Thus, in the protected environment of the Natural Marine Reserve of Cerbere - Banyuls sur Mer, the walk along the underwater trail you will perhaps meet new people ... with grouper, bream, drum or other eagles’ sea !
Collioure, immortalized in the early 20th century by Matisse and Derain, then, Port-Vendres , Banyuls sur Mer and finally Cerbere punctuate the Côte Vermeille of their colors.
For any art lover, the attractive village of Collioure is a must. The small town, with its ochre rooftops and castle at the edge of the shore, is endlessly charming.
Port Vendres is a lively harbor city, an epicenter of aquatic activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing and boating. It is a land of dignified monuments, including an obelisk, various historic fort sites and a lighthouse that looks like a modern sculpture. Vineyards overlook the village from the hills above.
Banyuls-sur-Mer is the quintessential wine village in a string of Côte Vermeille wine destinations. There are numerous wineries here for touring and tasting.
Its marina, at the last southerly port before Spain, is a center of activity. The aquarium here dates back to the 19th century. Stroll along the narrow Allées Maillol to find local artists practicing their craft. It is worth visiting just for the splendid panoramic view of village, sea and mountains.
In Banyuls sur Mer you will have the opportunity to dive in 10 diving sites that consist of rocky plateaus, rocky walls, canyons, rugged relief and that don't exceed 38 meters deep.
Cerbère is one of the world’s most beautiful settings for strolls and hikes, and the city tourism office can provide four self-guided walking tours that leave from the heart of the village.
The last stop before entering Spain is Cap Cerbère’s solar lighthouse, called “le phare du bout du monde”—“the lighthouse at the end of the world.” Walking to the edge of the cliff, with nothing but sea stretching to the horizon, you almost believe it.