We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paulilles Recreational Park

Review Highlights
Lovely relaxing park & beach

Spent nearly a whole day here. Looked around the museum, wandered through the park and picnicked on... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very Nice Refurbished Spot

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

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Kim G
Toronto, Canada
Read all 172 reviews
All photos (94)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“seating”(2 reviews)
“beach”(11 reviews)
“direction”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
| Rd 914, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
+33 4 68 95 23 40
Improve This Listing
Reviews (172)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews seating beach direction factory workshop summer dynamite site boats museum history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Spent nearly a whole day here. Looked around the museum, wandered through the park and picnicked on the beach. Was a very hot day for the time of year & as the day went on the beach got busier but still not packed despite it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mrslc16
Reviewed August 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kim G
Reviewed October 25, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank André R
Reviewed September 29, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed September 18, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank fearlessbiker916
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Martin S
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank PlenitudeFarm
Reviewed June 28, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Goatmasterfunk
Reviewed December 26, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Rosalind J
Reviewed October 16, 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

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Jan H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Hotel des Elmes
540 reviews
1.01 miles away
Hotel Les Jardins du Cedre
204 reviews
1.08 miles away
Sol Hotel
113 reviews
1.15 miles away
Hotel le Catalan
276 reviews
1.78 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 47 nearby restaurants
Le Quintessence
104 reviews
1.30 miles away
Le Restaurant Du Port
459 reviews
1.35 miles away
285 reviews
1.33 miles away
Els Amics
445 reviews
1.31 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Le Sentier du Littoral
116 reviews
.91 miles away
Dynamiterie de Paulilles
133 reviews
.04 miles away
Le Clos de Paulilles
65 reviews
.31 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
March 9, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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 😊