Summer holiday attractions

Collioure

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

Reserve Africaine de Sigean lions

La Reserve Africaine de Sigean is a huge safari park. It has a vast range of over 3,800 animals, including lions, rhinoceros, bears, cheetah's and apes. There are over 300 hectares and you can observe animals in their natural habitat. It has recently had its 11 millionth visitor and is clearly signposted.

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