Collioure is a stunningly picturesque Catalan town on the coast to the south of Perpignan. It features as a star attraction in both the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide, for good reason. It really is the jewel of the South France coastline.

The town is surrounded by steep hills and vineyards and has been host to many famous artists, including Matisse and Derain who were part of the Fauvists group of painters. There are dozens of small vineyards within close proximity and

It's approximately two hours drive to Collioure from the self catering holiday apartments, but it's well worth the extra distance if you like quaint seaside towns and hills, rather than the flatter beaches near Perpignan.



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