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Collioure, Catalunya, France


Well, this is Collioure, one of the prettiest towns in France. The village (2750 inhabitants) had quite a strong impact on 20th century European paintings. People like Derain, Braque, Matisse, Picasso, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, to quote only the most famous, lived and painted here. Just google around, you’ll find their Collioure paintings quite easily.
The church in the foreground is called Sainte Marie des Anges, Saint Mary of the Angels, and the square building just behind is the Royal Castle, with quite a long story. More about the castle here.
Collioure is basically an extremely pretty holiday spot, laid back, with many many restaurants, bars, 1 disco at least, many hotels, several beaches (gravel, no sand), a short distance from Spain and from Perpignan (Perpinya, the other capital of Catalunya). I didn’t know the place, and I loved it!
Amis d’outre-Pyrenées, une fois de plus, toutes mes excuses pour avoir empieté sur votre territoire!

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10 responses

  1. Just love this little seaside village. I lived near to Collioure for the first year I lived in France.

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    July 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  2. I can but agree, Collioure is nice … and so close to Spain! 🙂

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    July 17, 2009 at 11:06 pm

  3. Beautifully captured. Have to say France is my favourite country and to me always so photographic.

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    July 17, 2009 at 9:49 am

  4. Olá Rob! Fiquei muito feliz com a tua visita e, principalmente, por teres te tornado seguidor do nosso humilde espaço. Isso somente aumenta a minha responsabilidade de melhorar tudo aquilo que crio e escrevo. Voltes sempre, pois será um prazer renovado. Que ótimo que colocaste o tradutor.

    Realmente a Collioure é uma cidade linda, da muita vontade de visitá-la, porém é muito longe aquí do Brasil. Fica mais fácil pra vocês aí, na Europa.

    Abraços,

    Furtado.

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    July 16, 2009 at 8:00 pm

  5. Looks like a wonderful vacation spot!

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    July 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

  6. It looks like a relaxing place. So beautiful.

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    July 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  7. Hola Roberto! Spectacular photo! Wish I could visit that almost Spanish place! Muchos gracias

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    July 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

  8. Very beautiful. I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing more.

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    July 16, 2009 at 11:58 am

  9. beautiful! I can understand why so many artists were inspired!

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    July 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

  10. Very nice village indeed! Have a nice holiday you too!

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    July 16, 2009 at 9:45 am