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Highlights in Collioure
- Beauty of the Côte Vermeille
- Historical and artistic heritage
- Sunny climate
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Imagine waking up early in the morning, opening your shutters and spending long minutes contemplating the azure waters of the Mediterranean and an imposing royal castle. This view worthy of the most beautiful postcards is within your reach with Collioure's seasonal rentals. Although the municipality is very small in size, its beauty charms travellers from all over the world every year. This explains why a large number of seasonal rentals are available in this small town built on the waterfront. Most of the accommodation is located along the Bay of Collioure, in the immediate vicinity of the Port d'Avail Beach, the Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Castle. Others are concentrated in the small city centre, around the SNCF station or scattered in the hills of the hinterland. A true paradise between the sea and the mountains, Collioure is the ideal destination both for a long weekend in the southern sun and for spending part of its summer holidays.
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Location and orientation
From the south of Argelès-sur-mer to Port-Bou on the Spanish border extends the Côte Vermeille. Where the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees meet, several small towns are built, renowned for their mild climate and beautiful landscapes such as Banyuls, Cerbère and, of course, Collioure. The charm of the latter is so great that the municipality has been led to play an essential role in the genesis of modern art. It was indeed in Collioure that André Derain came to paint in 1905, very quickly joined by his friend Henri Matisse. The two artists are dazzled by Collioure's unique light and the magic of the place. Together, they worked to create a revolutionary artistic movement, Fauvism.A getaway just a stone's throw from the Spanish border
The major cities closest to Collioure are Perpignan and Narbonne on the French coast and Figueras on the Spanish side. The border with the Iberian Peninsula is only twenty kilometres from Collioure. The small town is also in the immediate vicinity of popular seaside resorts such as Argelès, Saint-Cyprien and Canet-en-Roussillon. It has its own station, served by regional trains from Montpellier, Perpignan or Béziers. From Paris, it takes an average of six hours to make this journey by train and almost nine hours by road via the A75 and A71.
Destination for a romantic getaway
It is an endless pleasure to stroll through the small cobbled streets of Collioure but above all to sit on the terrace of a café or restaurant facing the sea. The sky and waters of the Mediterranean are of a particular brilliance and magnificently highlight the Royal Castle but also the old lighthouse. It is hard to imagine a more romantic moment than a cocktail sipped in front of Collioure Bay at sunset.Strolling through a unique setting
The alleys of Collioure are lined with houses with multicoloured facades and many small shops. The surrounding hills, on the other hand, are the promise of all kinds of walks. Once at the top, you can enjoy absolutely sumptuous views of the Vermeille Coast and the Mediterranean.
The small local restaurants highlight Collioure's great speciality, the pignata. This tasty bouillabaisse-like dish is made up of a whole selection of seafood products, from octopus to shrimp, red mullet and scorpion fish.
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In the 1930s, the painter Jean Paské decided to open a small museum dedicated to the works created in the region. Today, the establishment preserves a fine selection of fawn canvases but also some contemporary art pieces. Matisse's works are thus answered by the still lifes of Léopold Survage or the experiments of Claude Viallat, a member of the Supports / Surfaces group.2.Discover the royal castle of Collioure
It is possible to visit this imposing fortress, alone or with a guide. Built in the twelfth century, it was converted the following century to accommodate the court of the Kings of Majorca. It was then transformed into a simple garrison before playing a major role again during the wars of Louis XIV.3.Immerse yourself in military history at Fort Saint-Elme
This imposing defensive building built under the reign of Charles V between 1538 and 1552 to defend Roussillon is now a museum open to the public. This one mainly presents collections of antique weapons. Its belvedere is an opportunity to enjoy a unique view of the surroundings.4.Stop at Notre-Dame-des-Anges
This small church has the particularity of being almost entirely surrounded by the sea. Its bell tower is an old lighthouse. Built in the seventeenth century in a late Gothic style typical of southern France, it still has beautiful antique furniture.5.Travel along the Côte Vermeille
The surroundings of Collioure are as beautiful as the city itself and have also played a decisive role in the arts. Do not hesitate to visit Céret, another birthplace of fauvism, and especially Banyuls-sur-Mer. It was in this small town on the Spanish border that the sculptor Aristide Maillol was born. He is buried there, facing the sea, in a tomb decorated by one of his most emblematic sculptures, a woman sitting in a melancholic mood, called the Mediterranean.