Banyuls Sur Mer

Nestling in the foothills of Pyrenees, Banyuls Sur Mer is a charming old fishing village, with quaint narrow streets and excellent beaches. The steep slopes of the surrounding hills are covered with vineyards. The Marine Reserve,which covers 650 hectares between Banyuls Sur Mer and Cerbere, makes Banyuls Sur Mer a great diving and snorkelling centre. The two main beaches are the town beach and Les Elmes. Both are well protected and offer safe swimming and other watersports such as sailing and windsurfing. During the summer both beaches have permanent lifeguards. No boats are allowed in Les Elmes and boat access to the main beach is restricted The gentle climate makes Banyuls Sur Mer one of the few places in France where oranges grow outdoors all year round with mimosa and olive trees. The harbor is a typical fishing harbor and also a holiday marina.

The Aquarium built in 1885 in the harbor is a place where every body can learn about mediterranean fona and flora. It belongs to the University of Paris. Within the port area are the Marina, Aquarium, Harbourmaster's office and the Allees Maillol where you can see local artists at work Feeling fit? Try walking up to the Chapelle de la Salette, 200 metres above the town. The view is well worth the effort Boat trips and diving expeditions in the Marine Reserve allow visitors to discover the beauty of our coastline and see the wonderful world that lies just below the surface of the sea. Many cafes and restaurants overlook the beaches.Here you can sip a drink and watch the world go by. Maybe even watch the Sardane, the traditional Catalan dance performed to the music of a Cobla.

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Wind2.24 m/s
Cloudiness96 %
Temperature (min/max)18/19 °C
Pressure1014 hpa
Humidity90 %
Last update: 22 Oct 2020 @ 02:38

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