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Paulilles Recreational Park

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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
Mrslc16
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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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 August 9, 2018
Kim G
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Toronto, Canada
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| Rd 914, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
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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
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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
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Ernie240
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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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