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ryetee wrote a review Oct 2020
Miramont-de-Guyenne, France134 contributions92 helpful votes
If you happen to be passing by, glance at it. There is a pleasant market around it on a Saturday morning.
Date of experience: October 2020
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Colophon wrote a review Oct 2019
Portland, Oregon222 contributions94 helpful votes
The obelisk sits in the parking lot by the harbor where the market takes place on Saturdays. It’s a big spear into the sky but it’s a genuine monument to freedom and worth a short visit.
Date of experience: October 2019
Glen W wrote a review May 2017
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine619 contributions294 helpful votes
This is about the only interesting sight in Port Vendres. After you have passed all the fish restaurants and bakeries on the waterfront at the very end you have something of interest to see. It is typical obelisk but the four panels at the base represent significant values and history of the French. What is interesting is the panel that depicts the French helping the Americans to win independence. They are more right than many people think, especially Americans. If it had not been for the French fleet showing up just in time at Yorktown to keep the British from escaping from Washington having them surrounded on the land, the Revolutionary War might have taken a different turn. The other panels depict the end of slavery, the right to liberty and the right to commerce. All great values given by the French to civilization. The view is very nice of the small harbor from here and is worth the short walk along the waterfront.…
Date of experience: May 2017
Bdroc wrote a review Nov 2016
Macedon, New York68 contributions32 helpful votes
We took a 12 day Mediterranean cruise and Port-Vendres was the next to last stop. We didn't see much about the place online so we didn't expect much. It turns out that Port-Vendres is a very cute fishing village with a variety of restaurants and shops. What a little treasure. The obelisk was nice and they had a local market that was fantastic. We stopped at one of the restaurants for a glass of wine we were able to enjoy overlooking the boats. It was delightful.…
Date of experience: November 2016
Bill21744 wrote a review Oct 2016
Cranfield, Beds UK20 contributions5 helpful votes
We walked down into the town from our holiday apartment. This is an impressive monument. When viewed from the harbour direction it is above another of the towns impressive sights.
Date of experience: October 2016