The cove of Paulilles, a gem of the Catalan coast

Located in the town of Port-Vendres in the direction of Banyuls-sur-Mer, encircled by the famous Banyuls-Collioure vineyard, the cove of Paulilles is one of the most beautiful from the Catalan rocky coast.

Housing the former Nobel factory, which manufactured dynamite from 1870 to 1984, the site was a place of work and life for five generations of workers.
Property of the “Conservatoire du Littoral” since 1998 and managed by the Department of Pyrénées-Orientales, this site is now a haven of peace for all visitors.
The 17 hectares redeveloped in 2008 offer walkers and nature lovers an exceptional stroll in the heart of a biodiversity that is characteristic of the Mediterranean climate.


  • Exhibition on the workers’ memory
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Boat workshop, maritime heritage
  • Animated and guided tours
  • Hiking


  • Snack, shop
  • Restrooms
  • Supervised swimming zone in the summer
  • 2 Floating wheelchairs