Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
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 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 25 km, Nearest railway: Collioure 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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.
The Languedoc-Roussillon 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 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