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N 0 B 751 C 0 E Dec 12, 2009 F Dec 12, 2009
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If you travel down the Mediterranean coast from France to Spain, Portbou is the first town over the Spanish border. The short train trip from Cerbère (in France) to Portbou is through a tunnel in the mountain and takes 4 minutes. If you drive the winding road over the mountain, it takes about 20 minutes (somewhat longer if you suffer from vertigo). If you have no problem with heights, the views are incredible (take a look at some of my other photos). The motorway (which is further inland), bypasses the coast altogether and heads straight down to Barcelona.

As ridiculous as it may seem, there are only 3 trains a day from Cerbère to Portbou: 14:24, 18:08 and 20:07. These run 7 days a week. There is talk that the coastal train will close when the TGV line from Perpignan to Barcelona opens in a year or two.

Taken in September 2008

Tags:   Portbou Catalonia Catalunya

N 0 B 288 C 0 E Jul 27, 2008 F Jul 27, 2008
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Portbou in the distance - 8 June 2008

* Taken by Fran

N 0 B 312 C 0 E Dec 13, 2004 F May 17, 2008
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The customs area at the train station. They stopped using it a few years ago.

N 0 B 1.0K C 3 E Dec 12, 2009 F Dec 12, 2009
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If you travel down the Mediterranean coast from France to Spain, Portbou is the first town over the Spanish border. The short train trip from Cerbère (in France) to Portbou is through a tunnel in the mountain and takes 4 minutes. If you drive the winding road over the mountain, it takes about 20 minutes (somewhat longer if you suffer from vertigo). If you have no problem with heights, the views are incredible (take a look at some of my other photos). The motorway (which is further inland), bypasses the coast altogether and heads straight down to Barcelona.

As ridiculous as it may seem, there are only 3 trains a day from Cerbère to Portbou: 14:24, 18:08 and 20:07. These run 7 days a week. There is talk that the coastal train will close when the TGV line from Perpignan to Barcelona opens in a year or two.

Taken in December 2008

Tags:   Portbou Catalonia Catalunya

N 1 B 478 C 0 E May 17, 2008 F May 17, 2008
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Portbou is the first town over the border from France to Spain on the Mediterranean side. Most people simply get on the first train out and head south. If you have time, walk down to the bay and have a look around. You'll be pleasantly surprised.


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