I hope that you are all enjoying the summer even though foreign travel is a bit dodgy this year. This post is for anyone visiting the south of France this autumn and anyone planning a holiday abroad for next year….or whenever it is that the world opens up again.

As you meander down the coast towards Spain in the south east corner of Occitanie, Collioure stands out amongst all the other towns for it’s striking natural beauty. Most of the coast is flat as can be and then suddenly when you reach Collioure you are surrounded by lush hills and steep cliffs overlooking this gorgeous seaside town. Perpignan, the main city of this department, Pyrenees Orientales is about 35 minutes by car.

Plage de Port d’Avall

It’s the perfect place for a family holiday with everything centered around the three main beaches. It is also very romantic and a great spot for couples. We found it very harmonious, despite the current sanitary crisis but you know what….let’s not mention the c-word, I think we are all totally saturated!

You can walk everywhere in Collioure once you find a place to park your car, which is somewhat of a challenge. The best solution is to find a hotel with parking and then just leave it there until you move on. If you prefer big huge flat beaches you can take the bus to Argeles sur Mer. It is very close by and there is a lot more sand (wide open beaches), but there are also four huge bouncy castles and a very different atmosphere.

plage Boramar

This is the part of town where most of the restaurants are with the church Notre Dame des Anges in the background.

Chateau Royal

You can see the marines training during the day and sometimes at night around the royal Chateau.

Plage Saint Vincent

A nice little bar to watch the sunset from, this is also where to rent kayaks and sailboats.

The hills behind the beach on the way to Fort St Elme

It is worth the easy trek up the hill to the windmill (for the view) and on up to the Fort St. Elme through the vineyards for an even better view even if the Fort itself has not been open for most of this year.

As I mentioned, pretty romantic spot😍

I hope that you have enjoyed this post about Collioure and my postcards as well. You can follow me by clicking the link to join me on my travels around Occitanie…….à bientôt Christina

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