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Paulilles Recreational Park

| Rd 914, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
+33 4 68 95 23 40
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Very Nice Refurbished Spot

This location was the site of the Nobel dynamite factory. They have cleaned up the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim G
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Toronto, Canada
Superb place, free access

We went there 4 times because the beach is almost empty in october, free parking. You can bring... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
André R
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Bolton-Est, Canada
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“seating” (2 reviews)
“workshop” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Rd 914, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
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+33 4 68 95 23 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This location was the site of the Nobel dynamite factory. They have cleaned up the grounds and made it into a lovely park and beach area. There is a beautiful boardwalk area that is shaded and many trails to walk around the area. We visited...More

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We went there 4 times because the beach is almost empty in october, free parking. You can bring your lunch with a bottle of wine visit the old dynamite factory (Alfred Nobel discover how to make those sticks) they we're used for all the big...More

2  Thank André R
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Beautiful area and beach to enjoy all year round. There's a museum recording the history of the factory, a workshop restoring traditional boats, a café in the summer and a pebble beach plus lots of walks.

1  Thank Maria H
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Signposted but easy to miss if you didnt know what it is. Paulilles is the site of Nobels dynamite factory, reclaimed for more peaceful purposes and well woth a visit. Apart from the cafe, everything is free. Plenty of parking and an information booth is...More

4  Thank fearlessbiker916
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Don't forget snorkeling gear. Nice place for Picknick Interesting heritage place, take the time to visit the buildings. Free parking

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We visited on a Sunday in July around 5PM. The beach was still very full of people and the parking lot, although generous, was still almost full as well. The beach has a nice snack bar, well-paved paths to the beach, and a lovely expanse...More

2  Thank PlenitudeFarm
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

A protected area. Spotlessly clean beaches with great swimming opportunities. One of the beaches has a decent restaurant for lunch. Well worth a trip

2  Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

If you just want to lay in shade and have a picnic this is a good place as the kids can move about with no fear of cars. There is free parking near then entrance. The beach is near by so why not go for...More

1  Thank Rosalind J
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

The site was a dynamite factory until about 1958, and a community within itself. Very few workers lived off site. After it closed it was left contaminated and fenced off. This now picturesque site sat on the bay of Paulilles is home to a fascinating...More

2  Thank Jan H
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Reviewed 13 June 2015

A brilliant day out, combination of beach, history, park area, picnic spots...One of my favourite places in the world and I have been to a lot of places...

5  Thank Patrick Q
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Ernie240
9 March 2016|
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Response from Jan H | Reviewed this property |
It is on the bus route hand has its own designated stops. The route is Perpinan to Banyuls sur Mer / Cerbere . It's a euro per person each way. This gives you the opportunity of seeing the area from a higher level 😊
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