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“Collioure is a great base for day trips”
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Newport, Rhode Island
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
204 helpful votes
“Collioure is a great base for day trips”
Reviewed 30 January 2006

Last April my husband and I joined friends at a 2-bedroom apartment they had rented for a week in Collioure, a charming town on the watefront not far from the border with Spain. We intended to use it as a base to explore the area, which we did, going as far as Carcassonne on day trips. But we spent more time than we expected in the immediate area. The town was fun to explore, with interesting shops and galleries and wine boutiques, a very cool church and a sea wall walk out to a little chapel. The waterfront restaurants were a treat -- we didn't seem to be able to go wrong with meals. It wasn't a glitzy town, simply a charming, comfortable one that you could spend a lot of time relaxing in.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes
“A day in Collioure”
Reviewed 21 January 2006

We were in Collioure in late November. Unfortunately, most of the shops were closed, but the scenery was beutiful.

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Nottingham, UK
1 review
16 helpful votes
“A little gem of a place!”
Reviewed 23 August 2003

As a retreat from the hurly burly of work-related life, Collioure is the place to be. The relaxed, slighlty bohemian ambience of its former life as an artist's model is still in evidence. The colours and light really are something to behold.The shingle beach keeps away the package tourists.The hotel Les Templiers is a must try for lunch or evening dinner - simply sensational and very reasonably priced. We're going back next year. It really is that good.

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Boston MA
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
153 helpful votes
“Relatively preserved harbor/ village”
Reviewed 24 June 2003

We stayed 5 days at Les Templiers. (A seperate review). Why Collioure is popular with artists is easy to see. It is absolutely appealing with a beautiful harbor, cramped streets, several galleries and restaurants.
As a plus it lacks the numerous boutiques that spoil St Paul de Vence, Capri, Taormina, or Positano. The locals wander down the center of the street. After all they do live here and it shows. The feel is that of an authentic village focused on the local French population. Obviously there is a large foreign presence with numberous modern homes surronding the harborside old town. There is hiking, dining, and enjoying the people & view. No theater, etc. It is in a sense, quiet & senic.

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“The best seaside resort in France ?”
Reviewed 10 August 2002

That is of course opten to argument, but my husband and I have not found another seaside resort in France thah we like half so much. We hav been travelling all over France the last 15 summers.

Why we do like it so much, is because this little town has saved it´s soul, and cathers for tourists at the same time. Here you will find a well preserved tiny senter, originating in the medival-period, quite good beaches, good oportunity for walking in the wineyards and hills, restaurants for every taste and pocket and shops for most tastes.

what do I miss? - a fishmonger.

what do I fear? - that the hills and wineyards will turn into resort-senters.

What is it wise to avoid ? - Visiting in August. It is a tiny town and must be overcrowded in high season, late June or early July is perfect.

We have been to Collioure three times, the first two times we stayed in hotels for a coupple of nights. This year we rented a flat for a week, and are planning to do so again.

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