Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Collioure - an artists paradise

Collioure is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in France. It's beautiful cobblestoned streets, for the most part unchanged for 100s of years due to their narrowness and steepness are lined with the quaintest of houses, with brightly painted shutters and doors. The pretty town wraps it's arms around the cutest bay and for a backdrop it has rolling hills planted with vineyards . Picture perfect!
It, has, for centuries, been a haven for artists who still flock here to capture the light fantastic and stunning harbour. Matisse, Picasso, Durain among many others have fallen under the charm of Collioure; the turqouise blues of the med, the dazzling light from the blue skies and sunshine and of course, the most painted clock tower in the world.
It's also a photographers dream as even the most amateur photographer cannot take a bad photo in this town. Just point your camera, click et voilà, you've got yourself your own work of art.
Best to be visited off season, Collioure never fails to impress. A must see if you are visiting the region.

If you're looking for accommodation in the Collioure area, my sister has the most magical house in nearby Port Vendres. The house is situated in the vineyards with med views and no neighbours...
Book here

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