8 days in Collioure Itinerary

8 days in Collioure Itinerary

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Collioure
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Collioure — 7 nights

Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. Step out of Collioure with an excursion to Le Sentier Sous-Marin de Cerbere-Banyuls in Cerbere--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Collioure.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Collioure trip planner.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiports are Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Béziers-Vias Airport and Carcassonne Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C.
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