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Paulilles Cove

Grand Site de France

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The Paulilles Cove is listed as a "Grand Site de France". It contains 3 of the most beautiful beaches at the foothills of the Eastern Pyrenees Mountains. Ironically one may say, the site was saved from the urban development by a dynamite factory created by the very Alfred Nobel in 1870. The factory closed in 1984 and is now a landmark that can be visited by industrial tourism enthusiasts. The beauty and attractiveness of Paulilles Cove consists also in its remarkable flora including endemic species like the Arméria du Roussillon, Polycarpon de Catalogne, Thymelaea hirsuta etc. as well as 10 rare bird species like the pale martinet, the blue merle, the rock thrush etc.

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Address:Site de Paulilles - RD914
66 660 Port-Vendres
Web Site:
Latitude:42.5023
Longitude:3.1249
Visiting Hours:Opening of the site and site visitors' house hours:
- From November to March: from 9am to 5pm (House 9am-12pm / 2pm-5pm)
- In April and October: from 9am to 7pm (House 9am-1pm / 2pm-6pm)
- In May and September: from 9am to 8pm (House 9am-1pm / 2pm-7pm)
- In June: from 9am to 8pm (House 9am-1pm / 2pm-8pm) - In July and August: from 9am to 9pm (House 9am-8pm)

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