PORTO Portugal

A fine Port… of call

Treat yourself to a sunny getaway to northern Portugal's capital city. Porto has been named the “Top European Travel Destination” by Lonely Planet. Porto offers many highlights: a historical centre listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, gourmet cuisine, a gentle lifestyle, sunny beaches, an exceptional climate, high-quality and good value-for-money hotels, and locals famous for their warm-hearted welcome.  

You can fly to Porto via Paris CDG with Air France, or via Madrid with Iberia Express

Information about the destination

> Climate

Summers are hot and the rest of the year is mild.

> Time difference with France 

1 hour behind

> Currency

Euros

> Official language

Portuguese

> Travel document requirements

Passport or valid national identity card

> Tourist Information

Visit Portugal: www.visitportugal.com

Attractions and activities

Porto, the capital of the North

Known as the capital of the North, Porto gave its name to Portugal. Home to a wealth of sites just waiting to be discovered, its historical centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. It is well-known for its Port wine, monuments and bridges over the Douro River. One of these bridges was actually built by Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame.

A rich architectural heritage

The city and its architectural heritage are really impressive. Amongst the not-to-miss sites are the baroque Clérigos Church and Tower, the Romanesque Sé or Porto Cathedral, the Centro Português de Fotografia photography museum, a superb example of a renovated historical monument, the Palácio da Bolsa stock exchange, as well as the Dom Luís Bridge, the Palácio de Cristal, Bolhaõ market... and many other examples of medieval, neoclassical and baroque architecture.

Porto, famous for its lively atmosphere

Porto's town centre is jam-packed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs, to liven up every visitor’s stay in the city. You can also make the most of your trip by indulging in the city’s most famous local experience: Port tasting. One thing is for sure: in Porto, there is never a dull moment and the city will always treat you to a warm welcome.

Flight schedules Rennes-Porto

* Flight times are given in local time. Changes may occur at any time and without notice throughout the season.

Flight schedules Porto-Rennes

* Flight times are given in local time. Changes may occur at any time and without notice throughout the season.

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