Moulin de la Cortina


The most scenic way to reach this 14th-century windmill is a 950m walk through olive and almond groves from Fort St-Elme along the Cami del Port de Sant Telm (about 20 minutes). Alternatively, it's a steep 150m walk from the Musée d'Art Moderne. Mediterranean views of boats, rocky coast and brilliant blue sea extend from the mill's raised base.

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1. Musée d’Art Moderne

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2. Château Royal

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3. Église Notre-Dame des Anges

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4. Fort St-Elme

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Built in 1552 by Spanish king Charles V between Collioure and Port-Vendre, this hilltop fort was designed as a key piece of the coastal defence system. It…

5. Site de Paulilles

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7. Biodiversarium

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