Collioure, France

Located in the very south of France approximately 26km from the Spanish border, Collioure is an idyllic place on the rocky coastline nestled in a protected, unspoilt environment. The small port is sheltered by a creek where the Mediterranean meets the rocks of the Pyrenees mountains.

A spectacular unspoilt fishing village that dates back to the Middle Ages. The birthplace of Fauvism in 1905, Derain, Matisse, Dufy and Picasso all lived in Collioure village houses.

An exceptionally sunny climate where the sun shines for around 320 days of the year thanks to the Tramontana wind from the north makes Collioure a unique place to visit. The town has kept much of its unique medieval character. The Royal Castle separates the bay and is surrounded on one side with cafes, shops and art galleries.

Collioure sits among numerous wineries that are part of the Collioure Appellation d'Origine Controlee. These wineries produce mostly red and rose wines, as well as a few white wines.

Things to see and do

* Le Fort St Elme
* The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal)
* Petit Tran Touristique de Collioure

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Time - GMT plus 1
Language - French
Land area - 13.02 km2
Population - 2,987
Electricity - 2 pin Round pins European style
International Country Telephone Code - +33

Transport links

Perpignan Airport 30km
Collioure Railway Station (Downtown) provides Daily train services between Collioure or Perpignan and Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, Metz, Strasbourg Lille Toulouse, Geneva, Brussels and Barcelona
Daily train services with Barcelona and Figueres
Regular Bus Services

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