This set of « barraques » (of the Catalan word « barraca ») constitutes an exceptional set which does not claim to be a representation of past but, on the contrary, an alive tribute to the know-how of the men and women who « invented » Port-Barcarès. This « Village » shelters fixed and temporary exhibitions, allows to receive the Catalan traditional parties and shelters a construction site of restoration for boats with lateen sails.
The actual » Fishermen’s Village » was recreated at the instigation of Alain Ferrand during his first municipal mandate.
A bit forgotten until 2007, Joëlle Ferrand, then mayor, decided to entrust the site to the association VELATINA in order to continue the memory of the founders of Port-Barcarès. Today, the Fishermen’s Village testifies of the will of the municipality to protect its roots and to preserve the age-old knowledge of the know-how which continues to live through some Barcarésiens of origin. (The transmission in the young generation of the techniques of construction was assured thanks to the reconstruction of this site). This grouping of « sheds » constitutes an exceptional set which does not claim to be a representation of the past but, on the contrary, an alive tribute returned to the know-how of the men and women who « invented » Port-Barcarès. Untill the 1950s, an important grouping of sheds occupied the east shore of the Grau Saint Ange. This communication route between the marine lake and the sea, will allow the fishermen, seasonal workers at first, to settle down definitively on our bank. Port-Barcarès develops more and more and the arrival of » Mata Burro « , the railroad which » killed donkeys « , is going to allow this small port to become one of the first seaside resorts. The » Mission Racine » will concretize the development of our resort with a dynamism which can not be denied … Faithful to its roots, our resort is proud of this site between sea and port.