Collioure – Tourism & Holiday Guide

The pearl of the Vermillion Coast, the little town of Collioure, prized by painters, makes an incredibly picturesque, enchanting scene…It is a picture postcard place, with its royal castle by the sea, its port with local boats, its small pebbly beaches, its café terraces, the old town with its coloured façades and its emblematic pink-domed bell-tower! A wonderful scene which you can admire from the chapel of Saint-Vincent Island, from the esplanade at the foot of the château or again from the edges of the Pams gardens…

Dating back to the 17th century, the church of Our Lady of the Angels (Notre-Dame-des-Anges) contains true treasures of baroque art: nine superb altarpieces, whose richly detailed sculpting will never fail to enchant lovers of sacred heritage! Particularly remarkable is the high altarpiece, the work of the Catalonian artist Joseph Sunyer.

The imposing Royal Castle of Collioure, built in the 13th -17th centuries, is open to the public. Between 1276 and 1344 it was the summer residence of the Kings of Majorca.

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.