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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Collioure - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Located in the far south of France in the department of Pyrenees-Orientales, Collioure village nestled in a bay just to mix the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the rocks of the Pyrenees. Several beaches of sand or pebbles, cracks will allow you to enjoy swimming.

City of art and historic city since ancient times, Collioure invites you to discover its history and its outstanding architectural heritage.

Collioure has always been an inspiration for artists. Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Dufy, Chagall, Marquet and many others have immortalized the small Catalan port. Today the Museum of Modern Art, a forty art galleries and artists from diverse backgrounds continue to make Collioure "City of Painters".

Cuisine revolves around wine, anchovies and crisp. A mountain winery, built in terraces, planted centuries before Christ, swept by the Tramontana, heated by the sun gives rise to wines of character. : The AOC Banyuls, sweet wine and Collioure AOC, red, pink or white.

For centuries, the anchovy Collioure are part of the Catalan culinary tradition. The label "Site remarkable taste" award and ensures a traditional preparation, craft and authentic from the small blue fish.

The Crunchy Collioure, it is a dry cake decorated with almonds or chocolate chips. Its preparation is also traditional, made with natural products.

The spa, too, plays an important role in the economy of the village. Rehabilitation center, under agreement, is open year round.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude42.5267520 (N 42° 31’ 36”)
Longitude3.0846310 (E 3° 5’ 5”)
Surface area13.02 km²
Population3119 inhabitants
Density239 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (30 km, 32 min)
Insee code66053
IntercommunalityCC des Albères et de la Côte Vermeille

Nearest cities & towns

Port-Vendres3.2 km (8 min)
Argelès-sur-Mer7.3 km (14 min)
Banyuls-sur-Mer9.8 km (19 min)
Saint-André11.7 km (14 min)
Palau-del-Vidre14 km (16 min)
Sorède15.5 km (18 min)
Elne16.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines17.1 km (18 min)
Latour-Bas-Elne17.5 km (19 min)
Laroque-des-Albères18.2 km (22 min)
Montescot18.3 km (20 min)
Brouilla19.1 km (19 min)
Saint-Cyprien19.8 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Church of Our Lady of the Angels
Church of Our Lady of the Angels
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Royal Castle
Royal Castle
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Collioure (© JE)
Collioure (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Neighboring sites: Musée Aristide Maillol in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Museum of Modern Art in Ceret, Little Yellow Train of Cerdanya, Dali Museum in Figueres, Cadaques Village.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea diving on the Vermillion Coast
Sports sensations48 € Argelès-sur-Mer (3.3 km)
Canyoning or rafting in Aude
Sports sensations28 € Canet-en-Roussillon (19.2 km)
Boat and jet-ski licences
Sports sensations320 € Canet-en-Roussillon (19.8 km)
Discovery flight in a helicopter
Sports sensations50 € to 140 € Perpignan (24 km)
Canyoning at the Gourg des Anelles (Level 2)
Sports sensations40 € Céret (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Battle of Boulou
HikeEasy1h50Le Boulou (21 km)
Tour of Canet-en-Roussillon
Village visitEasy4h00Canet-en-Roussillon (21 km)
Saint-Ferréol hermitage
HikeEasy2h10Céret (28 km)
The Flag (Le Drapeau)
HikeIntermediate2h00Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (34 km)
Chapel of Santa Engracia
HikeIntermediate3h30Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals