Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Collioure, known as the "Jewel of the Vermeille" coast is a medieval harbor town whose magical light has attracted artists such as Matisse and Picasso. Today it continues as a thriving artist's community and quaint coastal town with five beaches. Collioure's ancient , winding streets are closed to vehicles allowing for leisurely walks past its sorbet coloured stucco dwellings and tiny shops.
The outdoor market is held each Wednesday and Sunday from 9am to noon and offers a variety of regional foods, crafts, clothing and flowers. Music, festivals and performances (including the Catalan "Sardanne" dance) abound in season from May through September and Easter week.
The slower pace of southwest France is evidenced in our many beachfront and side street cafes where residents and tourists enjoy lesisurely espressos and cafe au laits .
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plage d'Avall in Collioure 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan, France 36 km, Nearest railway: Collioure 80 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
One of the treasures of our home is the ability to experience the livliness of the town yet enjoy the quiet of the residence for relaxing, dining and sleeping. The centre of town is quite noisy in season and, a mere few steps away, you will find the peace of a quiet residence.
The apartment also includes private, gated parking which is an asset in Collioure since parking is difficult to secure and quite costly.
Non smokers only, please.
No pets allowed.
Cleaning is 50 euros.
Please inquire about off-peak discounts for lets of 2 weeks or more by same renters.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc-Roussillon is the "road-less-travelled" compared to Provence and the Cote d'Azur.
It offers a multitude of natural beaches surrounded by the majestic Pyrenees.
The wine region here has reached new heights and quality within the past ten years drawing the attention of many wine and travel writers. Languedoc-Roussillon contains the famous Cathar region with castles and ruins from the 13th century.
Some interesting day trips include:
Peyrepertuse and Queribus Cathar castles.
Empuries, Spain for Greek and Roman ruins.
Cadaques, Spain for Dali's home (reservations necessary)
Figueres, Spain for the Dali museo.
Ceret , the cherry capital, for famous Saturday market (9 to noon) and lunch on the square with roving musicians. Or stop in at the adorable "La Praline" tea salon for an inexpensive lunch of homemade tarts, soups and salads topped off by their delicious Belgian chocolates.
Walk the "Chemin-du-Fauvism" to see reprints of 23 paintings by Matisse and Derain here in Collioure.
Walk up the 150 stairs past the Musee de Collioure through the shaded olive and almond orchard to the famous Moulin (windmill) overlooking the town with view for 40K on a clear day.
Festivals include the April St. Jordi Book fair, June "Fete de Musique" week, July 14 Bastille day fireworks and festivities, August "Fete de San Vicens."
Walk, drive or take the train or bus to Port Vendres, (1.6K) a working fishing port with the mandatory "Les Criees" fish market and on to Banyuls-sur-Mer for breath-taking coastal view between vhe vineyards and sea. Stop in at Msr. Parce's "Mas Blanc " winery for his delicious reds or onto the larger "Celliers de Templiers" for a more formal tasting experience. After 3PM travel through the vineyard road to the little known "Musee Maillol" the home of the famous sculpter, Aristide Maillol. After your visit sit by his bubbling brook and cool your toes in the rushing waters.