About the home
Collioure is a dream location on the Mediterranean. Rounding the corner from Port Vendres or entering the town from the Perpignan direction, the view of Collioure will take your breath away as you will see the old town below with the symbol of Collioure, the clock tower. The tower is part of the only church in Europe to have foundations under water.
The studio apartment is in a typical Fishermans House in the heart of the main historic town, on the first floor. It is situated on one of the more quiet pedestrian streets in the old town. The apartment is bright and airy as there are two floor to ceiling french windows, each of which have a small balcony overlooking the picturesque street. The property is perfect for the beach lover, as the beach which is overlooked by the bell tower is at the end of the street less than 100 metres away.
Collioure town centres around a beautiful bay with no less than six pretty sand/ stone beaches. Daily boat trips take visitors out to see the coastline from Collioure to Port Vendres and to Argeles sur Mer. There is a twice weekly market selling local artisan products, clothes and gifts. The town has many small boutique shops offering local wines, jewellery, clothing, art, and anchovies.
With the apartment so closely situated to the beaches, shopping and restaurants, you will not want to leave this Mediterranean paradise with all it has to offer.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, studio|
|Nearest beach:||Plage Boromar, 100m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Dining seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The restoration maintains the charm of the original building, whilst the decor is modern and clean. This studio has a sofa bed which is comfortable and is pulled out and put away easily. The kitchenette is equipped with two ring hob, kettle, microwave, fridge, iron. There is a TV and stereo CD player provided. There is a washing machine for your convenience.
The shower room is spacious with modern sink, shower and toilet fittings. There is plenty of shelf and hanging space for clothing in the apartment.
The newly installed stairs are tiled and well lit with a handrail, and the steps are not steep.
There is electric heating in the apartment
Further details outdoors:
The studio apartment is a couple of minutes walk from the belltower and the beach. It is situated in the pedestrian area of the old town. The shops, restaurants and sea front only take moments to reach.
There are many walks around the town. You can take walks up to the many landmarks overlooking Collioure and its bay. The ancient forts, windmill, castle and museum all offer interesting visits and can be reached on foot. Why not walk to or take a trip in the little yellow train to the nearby vineyards. Some vineyards are open to the public.
The location of the property is perfect for anybody wishing to enjoy the atmosphere of Collioure including its restaurants, cafes and boutiques, situated as it is one of the more quiet streets less than 100 metres from the main beach. There are two boulangeries and two supermarkets less than 5 minutes away from the studio.
There are many superb restaurants to choose from in Collioure and they cater for all tastes and pockets.
Our local management company are on hand to assist with any help that you might need during your stay.
A car is not necessary unless you plan to tour the region as the area is so self contained and reachable by trains, taxis etc. We have a private space available approximately 600 m away which is avaialble for your use at all times.
Short term breaks will not be possible in high season
Short term breaks are subject to availability.
Bookings are in multiples of one week in high season.
Last minute bookings can at certain times be taken.
Changeover is Saturday . This cannot be changed in high season.
You are required to clean the apartment thoroughly before you leave.
To secure a deposit of €100 per week will be required. The balance will be required 6 weeks prior to arrival and clients are responsible for paying the balance on time.
A security deposit of €100 will be required to cover the costs of any breakages etc and this is paid to our local agent on arrival and will be returned to you when the apartment has been checked on departure.
Please see booking terms and conditions at point of booking
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
The Languedoc- Rousillion area enjoys some of the best weather in France and for this reason it is a major wine producing department in France. Banyuls and Rousillon being the best known . It is known as the sunny south east.
Collioure itself has a long history constantly changing hands between the French and Spanish due to its strategic position on this coastline. Many landmarks around Collioure such as the ancient forts are signs of times gone by.
It has been one of the biggest Anchovy ports in France and is still famous for its incredible choice of "Anchois" but art and artists have more or less replaced anchovies as Collioures main industry.
It is impossible to visit Collioure withough being aware of Ceret. A half hour's drive inland, Ceret is artistically almost as famous as Collioure and a visit there is almost compulsory for anyone interest in XX century art. Ceret is where Picasso, Braque and Gris started the Cubist movement and the Museum of Modern Art hold many exhibitions which are well worth seeing.
The Collioure area
The little Catalan port of Collioure is known locally as the "Jewel of the Cote Vermeille". It has been a magical place for many visitor and artist.
There are many points of interest in the town. The most magical spot in town is sitting looking at the symbol of Colliours, the clock tower of the church which is called the "Notre Dame Des Anges" . It is the only church in Europe that has its foundations under water and so far the church angels seem to be winning the war over the constant battle of rising damp. It stands firm against the waves of winter storms. It features on every tourist's holiday photos and is a constant subject for the many artists in the town.
Collioure has no less than six beaches so, whatever the direction of the wind, it is always possible to find a sheltered one. The principle two are the Plage Boromar and the Plage du Port d'Avall. With the Chateau Royal on one side and the church on the other on Plage Boromar the view all around is perfect.
There are many walks around the town. You can take walks to the many landmarks in and overlooking Collioure, (Eglise Notre-Dame-des Angel, Chapelle Saint-Vincent, Chateau Royal, Fort Rond, Fort Carre, Fort Miradou, Fort Saint-Elme, Fort Dugommier, and it's bay. The ancients forts, windmill, castle and museum all offer interesting visits and can be reached easily on foot from the town.
Collioure has been known in the past as a favourite destination for painters who came and worked at their art. Matisse, Picasso, Dufry, Derain, Charles Rennie Mackintosh were amongst these and there are many reproductions of their works to be seen as tributes to these masters around Collioure. To this day artists are in the town and many "ateliers" can be found within the narrow cobbled streets .
There is a twice weekly market in Collioure, Wednesday and Sunday morning under the old plane trees in the Place Generale-Leclerc, offering local artisan produce, fruit, vegetables and wines.
The area has a strong Catalan identity and tapas and sangria are on offer around the town. Many restauants are available which cater for all tastes and pockets.
There are festivals and celebrations throughout the year, the biggest celebrations are the Fete de St Vincent in mid August and the New Year's Eve party. People travel to Collioure from all over to see the fantastic beachfront fireworks and join in the themed party.
Collioure can be used as a base for a skiing holiday as Andorra is less than 3 hours drive away. There are many local resorts closer that offer a winter skiing break in both France and nearby Spain.
Collioure is a magical destination to enjoy various types of holiday. It can be a relaxing beach resort or there are lost of sports and activities for people busy.. You can stay put and enjoy all that Collioure has to offer, take a day trip to Spain or use it as a base to explore the beautiful region.
The tourist office is full or information, they speak English and have timetables of sea, land and rail transport, lists of all the current activities, useful maps, walking guides and vital information on all local attractions. They are
How to get there
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Perpignan is the nearest airport and is just 40 minutes drive. Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Perpignan. Ryanair fly to Barcelona/Gerona. Ryanair fly from Stansted to Perpignan all year round. Taxi travel can be arranged at an approx cost of 70 euros each way.
Flybe fly from Birmingham and Southampton.
Girona (Spain) is 1 1/2 hours drive from Collioure.
Ryanair operate flights from Dublin, Shannon, Stansted, Luton, Bournemouth, Blackpool, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool. Please check Aer Lingus and Ryanair website for flight timetables.
Carcassone and Montpellier are each 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Collioure.
Hertz, Europecar along with other car rental companies offer good value car rental deals from Perpignan, Gerona,Carcassone and Montpellier airports. Please check with each car rental websites for full details.
There is a train station in Collioure. The train to Collioure from Perpignan station takes only 20 mins . Take the shuttle bus from the airport to the station which is approx 6€ / 15 mins and connect to the train bound for Cerbere or Port Bou, Approx 6€. See www.ter-sncf.com/languedoc
For a cheaper option you can take the bus from Perpignan airport to the bus station and then jump on a bus to Collioure for €1 and takes approx an hour.
From Gerona airport there is a bus service to Perpignan - Frogbus- see www.frogbus.com .
Activities near Collioure
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
26 Jun 2012
We stayed 3 nights at Rue Arago and loved it. We loved being in the centre of Colloure and the apartment was a great place to stay. We bought local produce and prepared our meals in the apartment, lazing around as we ate wonderful food and watched the sun go down.
Susan handled the booking and was communicative throughout this, then Renne the local painter was the man on the spot and he was good to deal with. The kitchen was basic but generally did the job. The bathroom excellent. The bed - now that was a fold-out sofa/bed which surprised us as it was one of the most comfortable beds we'd experienced in 2 months touring Italy and France! How could that be! And it folded away so easily during the day, though we didn't really need to.
Collioure is a very nice coastal village with an open food market and plenty of shops and restaurants, and having a place to stay in the centre of town was magical. We parked our car not too far away for no extra cost, and took the odd day-trip out around the vineyards and visited some other coastal towns. But it was lovely to return to our place in Collioure.
Glad you had a great holiday and that the apartment was all we described it to be, comfortable, well equipped and central to all Collioure has to offer. Thanks for the feedback. Susan.
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|Low||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||€ 230||€ 80||€ 90||3 Nights|
|30 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||€ 270||€ 70||€ 80||3 Nights|
|Mid||27 Apr 13||22 Jun 13||€ 300||€ 70||€ 80||3 Nights|
|High||22 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||€ 270||€ 70||€ 80||3 Nights|
|Low||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 230||€ 70||€ 80||3 Nights|
|High||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 300||€ 80||€ 90||3 Nights|
|Mid||4 Jan 14||29 Mar 14||€ 230||€ 70||€ 80||3 Nights|
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