At the same time a seaside resort, a port city and a festive town, Port-Barcarès offers several faces, all connected by the same dynamic. It is nestled between the pond of Salses, exceptional natural site of 7000 hectares, and the Mediterranean sea, thus occupying a very original situation. Its 50 hectares of pine forests make it a true "green lung" and its 8km of fine sand beach and the pond make the happiness of the followers of idleness and sliding.
His past as a ship built in Denmark, operated in the Australian islands under the name of Moonta, carrying goods as well as passengers, then, become Lydia, cruise liner Greek from 1955, makes him a legend around the world. He has also become the oldest ocean liner in the world.
The marine lake, a true inland sea of 7,000 ha, ranks among one of the most popular nautical spots in Europe. It is the ideal place to practice all types of board sports: waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, stand-up paddling, kitesurfing, flyboarding, towed buoys ...
L'Allée des Arts is one of the specificities of Port-Barcarès. This Museum of Sands with famous artists, considered today as "the longest open-air museum in the world", was born thanks to the presence of Lydia. This exceptional seafront of the Grande Plage district reveals a contemporary art museum by the seaside.