Collioure

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TownCollioure
Insee code66053
Postcode66190
Latitude42.5267520
Longitude3.0846310
AltitudeFrom 0 to 655 meters
Surface13.02 km²
Population3072 inhabitants
Density235 inhabitants/km²

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National labelPort-Vendres at 2 km
Chief townPerpignan (at 30 km, 32 min)Argelès-sur-Mer at 5.5 km
DepartmentPyrénées-OrientalesBanyuls-sur-Mer at 6 km
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The Moré: This old neighborhood of fishermen and sailors is a maze of picturesque alleys connected by staircases in which to find the cool under the arbor during the summer.
  • The Royal Castle: Built on the site of an ancient castrum, issue a victorious conquest of the Visigoth king Wamba in 673, the castle was built by the Counts of Barcelona and the kings of Aragon and became the residence of been the kings of Majorca (1276-1344). The castle known various arrangements during the Middle Ages, a larger extension in the 15th and even more radical changes between 1669 and 1673, with Vauban. Historical monument in 1922. Throughout the year many events take place within its walls: festival of theater, dance, exhibitions, antiques fair, Christmas Court ...
  • La Chapelle Saint-Vincent: The rock on which it is built was once an island. According to legend, is where St. Vincent suffered martyrdom in 303. It was built in 1701 for the arrival of the new relics of the saint.
  • Fort Miradou: From simple turn, the fort is from the fourteenth, with Charles V, an important part of the defensive system Collioure. In 1672, Vauban give it its current configuration.
  • Fort and Fort Carré Rond (XVIII) complete the defensive system.
  • The Church of Our Lady of the Angels: Built in 1684, outside the gallery will be added in 1725. Despite its austere appearance, the church has a rich and exceptional interior design, especially the high altar reredos, designed by the Catalan artist Joseph Sunyer, carved wood and covered with a sheet gold. Opportunity to visit the treasury of the church.
  • The bell tower: The stones show the stages of its construction: the lower part dates from the thirteenth, the upper part of the fifteenth and fourteenth. The tower served as a beacon, then in prison and will be connected to the church in 1693 to become its bell tower. In 1810, the dome rose give it its present appearance.
  • Fort St. Elmo: In 1552, Charles Quint facts surrounding the old tower of the Guardia fears of a powerful, it becomes the Fort St. Elmo, the defensive system of southern Collioure.
  • The convent and the cloister of the Dominicans: a rich bourgeois 13th End of the city donated a house surrounded by gardens in the order of the Dominicans for the construction of the Convent. It will be closed in 1790.
  • The Mill: Probably the oldest in the Roussillon. Built in 1337, under the kingdom of Majorca, it was originally designed to grind grain. Now restored (2001) using the techniques of the time, it is transformed into oil mill.
  • The Hermitage of Consolation: Accessible by road crests, it houses a chapel of the 15th containing an altar decorated with Our Lady of Consolation and ex-votos.
  • Tower Madeloc (XIII): It amounts to 652 m above sea level and enjoys an exceptional view overlooking the plain and the coast of Roussillon. Old signal tower, it was used to monitor the sea and Spain to deal with fewer attacks.
  • The Protestant church: Work of the Danish architect Viggo Dorph-Petersen, it was inaugurated March 4, 1906.
  • The grave of Antonio Machado: In 1939, the great Spanish poet Antonio Machado and humanist, committed Republican, fled the Franco dictatorship and come to Collioure. He died February 22, 1939. His grave is the object of contemplation of thousands of Spanish each year.
  • The Museum of Modern Art: Founded in 1930 by the artist Jean Peské, the museum contains the works of many modern and contemporary artists (Cocteau, Camoin, Pignon, Balbino Giner, Descossy ...). Established since 1980 in the house of Senator Pams, the museum has greatly expanded its collections both in art history of 20th in contemporary art.
  • The path of Fauvism: Walking tour in the old city, dotted with 19 reproductions of paintings by Henri Matisse and Andre Derain Collioure during their stay in the summer 1905.
  • Cinema, library, bridge club, coach tours, diving, snorkeling, walking and sea fishing, casino, disco, tourist train, skate park, tennis, sailing, hiking mountain biking, sailing excursions, catamaran, climbing , horse riding, sea kayaking, hiking, naturalist outings, walks greedy.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Collioure
Information pointsTourist Office of Collioure
Leisure centresBeach Boramar,   Beach Village,   Beach of La Balette,   Casino of Collioure,   Marina of Collioure,   Museum of Modern Art Fonds Peské
MonumentsCastle of Collioure,   Church Notre-Dame-des-Anges,   Church of Collioure
Natural sitesCape Gros

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • February: Days Antonio Machado.
  • Easter: Good Friday Procession of the Sanch to 21h at the beginning of the church.
  • Mid-June: Musaïques Collioure of "Marriage of Wine and Art".
  • June 23: Feast of St. John Sardanes, bonfires and fireworks.
  • July 14: Bastille Day.
  • 14-18 August: Festival of St. Vincent.
  • August 16: Rodeo and Fireworks.
  • Every weekend in April, May and September: Catalan folklore.
  • All Saints Weekend: Antiques Fair at the Royal Castle.
  • December 6: Christmas at the Court of the royal castle.
  • December 31: Eve: Eve dressed on the beach.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea diving on the Vermillion CoastSports sensations46 €Argelès-sur-Mer (3.3 km)
Canyoning or rafting in AudeSports sensations28 €Canet-en-Roussillon (19.2 km)
Boat and jet-ski licencesCulture and education320 €Canet-en-Roussillon (19.8 km)
Game fishing off the Canet-en-Roussillon coastSports sensationsFrom 450 € to 4800 €Canet-en-Roussillon (20 km)
Maiden flight and introductory microlight flightSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 270 €Torreilles (21 km)

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PHOTOS

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Royal CastleRoyal Castle
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WEATHER

Tuesday 23 September
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Min. 16°C - Max. 19°C
Wednesday 24 September
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Thursday 25 September
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantBrasserie de la Marine  
8
Collioure
Ideally located 50 meters from the beach, opposite the Royal Castle of Collioure, the Brasserie de la Marine welcomes you to his room accommodating up to 15 people. Its large terrace...
Located in Collioure22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCôté Patio  
8.4
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Collioure
SPIRIT CATALAN - In the village of Collioure, a century home that delights the regulars fresh local products ... Make full stop at the restaurant Côté Patio is the promise of an authentic...
Located in Collioure41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Cèdre  
9.2
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Port-Vendres
Centennial - He stands there in the park. Majestic and imposing. Centennial also. He lent his name to the restaurant. Le Cèdre. Welcome to Port-Vendres in Cedar! Catalan House - Located...
Located 2.5 km from Collioure45 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Pavillon with 5 bedroomsCôté Saisons    
10
Laroque-des-Albères
Côté Saisons located in a newly refurbished 19th century house provide 5 guest rooms that offer comfort and beautifully decorated french interiors. Most of the rooms have breathtaking...
Located 12.2 km from CollioureFrom 70 € to 120 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLe Chai Catalan  
Ortaffa
Close to Collioure and the sea, an old winery renovated with taste and originality. Atypical building, nicely decorated, central atrium, comfortable and quiet bedrooms, a lovely garden...
Located 14.3 km from CollioureFrom 90 € to 105 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hotes L Jonqueres d'Oriola    
8.6
Corneilla-del-Vercol
3 bed and breakfast of charm (including 1 suite) in a mansion of the 18th century. www.bed-and-breakfast-corneilla.com.there is also in the property 3 charming cottages.
Located 15.6 km from Collioure75 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 personsStudio avec parking privatif et garage  
8.8
Collioure
Comfortable studio in Collioure, on the first floor of a small building in a nice quiet building, well maintained and closed near the sea and shops. Comprising an entrance hall with...
Located in CollioureFrom 280 € to 420 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsRésidence Saphir T3 au calme bord de mer  
10
Collioure
Ideal 4 people, nice apartmen 48sqm, comfortablel terrace, privat garage. All in a quiet residence. Located along the corniche, 10 minutes walk from the beaches and the historic center...
Located in CollioureFrom 500 € to 700 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartement à Collioure  
8.8
Collioure
Apartment in Collioure, quiet, in a beautiful residence with pool and garden.
Located in CollioureFrom 380 € to 800 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
150 places over 5,5 haVillage Club Le Méditerranée Argelès    
8.3
Argelès-sur-Mer
Le Méditerranée is a Village Club 5*, located within idyllic surroundings, near the sea. Mobil homes, 'gîte' (little house) and natural cottage with terrace and garden are proposed...
Located 6.6 km from Collioure 
72 places over 1,5 haCamping les oliviers    
8.5
Le Boulou
Camping with beautiful mountain views and exceptionally mild climate, offering you numerous possibilities to enjoy your leisure time. Including walking or climbing the mountains, horse...
Located 19.8 km from CollioureFrom 14.50 € to 20 € per day 
100 places over 3 haCamping de la Vallée    
9.2
Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts
Between sea and mountains, camping in the Valley is ideally located for a relaxing and full of discovery. Just 2.5 km from the A9, it will be the ideal place for your steps, but will...
Located 24 km from CollioureFrom 12.90 € to 18.20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hotel Méditerranée - Hotel in CollioureHotel Méditerranée     
8.2
Collioure
Two steps from the Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the Pyrenean Mountains, Le Méditerranée welcomes you in the city of Collioure! Based on the pathway of the beaches and the city...
Located in CollioureRoom from 95 €
Hotel Madeloc - Hotel in CollioureHotel Madeloc     
8.5
Collioure
Just 500 metres from Collioure town centre and a 10-minute walk from the beach is Hotel Madeloc. It offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and a rooftop solarium. Guest rooms at Madeloc...
Located in CollioureRoom from 59 €
Hotel Le Bon Port - Hotel in CollioureHotel Le Bon Port     
7.9
Collioure
Overlooking the sea, the Hotel Le Bon Port offers a lovely outdoor swimming pool and 2 terraces with sweeping views overlooking the Collioure Bay and Royal Château. Set amongst rolling...
Located in CollioureRoom from 93 €

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Comfort Hotel Centre Del Mon Perpignan
Comfort Hotel El Centre Del Mon is located in the heart of Perpignan, a 10-minute walk from the city’s historic centre. It offers a bar, a patio and underground...
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Tropic
The Tropic is located 12 kilometres north of Perpignan. It provides air-conditioned accommodation and offers free access...
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