Destination guide

Collioure—don't take a photo, paint a picture

If Picasso thought it was worth painting it, it's definitely worth you visiting it. The beautiful fishing village of Collioure, in French Catalonia, has been immortalised in the works of Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, and the aforementioned Pablo Picasso. Clearly an art lover's delight, Collioure has over 30 galleries and workshops among its pretty pastel-colored houses. There are also several historical buildings, including Chateau Royal de Collioure, Fort Saint-Elme, and Eglise Notre-Dame des Anges. Book one of many Collioure vacation rentals to be near its many artistic and historic delights.

Things to do

Collioure—where history awaits at every turn

Wherever you look in Collioure, you're reminded of its long, rich history. As hard as you may try, you can't avoid it, and why would you anyway? The massive Chateau Royal de Collioure, situated above the harbor, was built over 800 years ago, and the castle's carefully preserved ramparts, towers, and rooms are an absolute must-see. Across the harbor from the chateau, you can check out the Gothic Eglise Notre-Dame des Anges, a 17th-century church with an iconic waterfront bell tower. And in the hills above Collioure, you'll find the impressive Fort Saint-Elme, a 16th-century fortification with medieval and Renaissance arms collections.

Activities

Collioure—take a stroll, have a look, take a swim

It's hard not to be inspired by Collioure and its surroundings. That's why it's drawn so many artists for so many years, and there are more than 30 galleries and workshops for you to explore. If you want to indulge your other senses in Collioure, you can take a stroll down to the harbour, where you'll find many colorful waterfront cafes and restaurants serving local fare. Speaking of the harbor, there's also a sheltered beach there, where you can hire a kayak or a sailboat, or just lie back and soak up some rays.

Weather

Sun, sea, sand, and just a small bit of spray

Collioure has a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, mostly dry summers and cool winters with intermittent rainfall. From May through September, you can expect average highs in the 70s, with July temperatures pushing up into the 80s. While there's rainfall throughout the year, it tends to be light; May and October are the 2 wettest months of the year. Collioure and the surrounding area are very popular with tourists during the peak summer months (especially when school's out), so you'll find that Collioure vacation rentals tend to be a bit cheaper come fall.

Natural features

The Pyrenees—take a trip to see a turtle or two

Nested below the great Pyrenees mountain range, Collioure has quite the backdrop. Covered in a thick thatch of beech and oak trees, these mountains are home to many species of wildlife, including turtles, deer, and boar. One of the best places to explore the flora and fauna of the Pyrenees is the Paratge Natural l'Albera. With more than 10,000 acres, this sprawling nature reserve has a diverse array of trees, flowers, and wildlife, including the endangered Mediterranean turtle. Although it's across the border in Spain, Paratge Natural l'Albera is only 16 miles from Collioure, and is well worth the short trip.

How to get there

How to get to and around Collioure

The nearest airport is in Perpignan (PGF-Perpignan - Rivesaltes Intl.), located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Collioure Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Collioure?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,460 vacation rentals near Collioure. From 565 Houses to 213 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Collioure for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Collioure?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Collioure:

  • Almadraba-Canyelles: 551 vacation rentals
  • Roses Town Center: 1,086 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Cyprien Plage: 636 vacation rentals
  • Argelès Plage: 312 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Martin: 121 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Collioure?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Collioure. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Collioure Station: 3,946 vacation rentals
  • Royal Castle: 3,933 vacation rentals
  • Church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges: 3,938 vacation rentals
  • Maison Galy: 3,943 vacation rentals
  • Cadaques Beach: 5,430 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Collioure listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Collioure?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 565 Houses in Collioure. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Collioure include:

  • Villas: 213 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,463 rentals available
  • Cottages: 34 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Collioure?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 888 vacation rentals with pool available in Collioure. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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