Collioure © CRTL Occitanie / Arnaud Lizeray 1/3


On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Collioure

Collioure and its pink-domed bell tower mark the beginning of the Vermeille Coast, which stretches all the way to the Spanish border. The town's two small harbours, separated by the royal castle, are filled with brightly coloured Catalan boats. Old streets with balconies brimming with flowers, café terraces, boutiques and small beaches right in the centre of town form an idyllic picture of Collioure, the village of the Fauvists... and a scuba diving hotspot.


Collioure carries on the legacy of the Fauvist painters (notably Matisse) who settled in the town in the early 20th century, drawn by the incredible luminosity of the town's colour palette. 

In Collioure, you'll enjoy : 

  • Sipping a glass of Collioure AOP with tapas at the Bar des Templiers Derain, Picasso, Matisse all frequented this now legendary bar, as evidenced by the paintings on the walls.
  • Following the “Chemin du Fauvisme” (Fauvism trail) in the footsteps of Matisse and Derain, through an open-air museum.
  • Visiting the Maison Roque, which perpetuates the tradition of anchovy preparation, to watch expert hands processing Collioure's emblematic fish in the workshop.
  • Admiring the dazzlingly spectacular fireworks display in the bay of Collioure on the night of August 16 during the Saint-Vincent festival.
  • Walking along the “Route des Forts” (11 km) from the beach to the hills overlooking the village. 

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