A commercial port at the centre of Mediterranean trade, Collioure takes pride in its abundant heritage. The Château Royal (https://www.collioure.com/a-voir-a-faire/activites-culturelles), former holiday destination for the kings of Spain, dominates the town and is the venue for cultural events throughout the year. Perched above the town, Fort Saint Elme (built by Vauban) also houses a Renaissance museum.
Art in general and painting in particular can be found all over Collioure, from the permanent exhibitions at the Château Royal to the art galleries tucked away in the streets of the town centre. A tradition that came into being at the beginning of the last century with the founders of Fauvism https://www.collioure.com/decouvrir/les-incontournables/le-fauvisme (Matisse, Derain, Terrus, Maillol…), who all loved Collioure and its light and Mediterranean colours.
With the sea, mountains and hinterlands in such close proximity, it is really easy to stay in shape in the Collioure area! Explore the trails on foot or by mountain bike throughout the year, windsurf, paddleboard, kitesurf, jet ski in the summer, dive and enjoy wintersports in the mountains in the winter... Sport is a year-round activity !
A region with a lot to offer. 214 km of coastline combining fine sandy stretches and rocky coast, in the Pyrenean foothills and enjoying an exceptional climate with a hinterland that is rich in heritage and history, making it possible for you to enjoy all that the sea and mountains have to offer in the Pyrénées-Orientales département both in summer and in winter.