May 15, 2013

Bon Voyage

A container ship as it leaves the deep sea harbour in the small village Port-Vendres in the South of France, close to the Spanish border. Port-Vendres means something like the Port of Commerce and is an important Mediterranian harbour for this part of France.

Originally it was used as a harbour for the neighboor village Collioure where there was a big Royal Castle for the kings of Mallorca.

The first settlers can be traced back to the time of the Foenics who came to rest here after crossing the Mediterranian in ancient times.

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