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Top Choice Tapas in Collioure

Chez Paco

Chez Paco is a snazzy tapas bar tucked in a backstreet away from the madding crowd along the seafront. The tapas (cheese, meat, fish and charcuterie) are varied and tasty, the service excellent and the vibes super-c…
Chateau in Collioure

Château Royal

Collioure’s seaside castle was mostly built between 1276 and 1344 by the counts of Roussillon and the kings of Aragon, and was later occupied by the Mallorcan court, although the outer wall was the work of Vauban in…
Gastronomy in Collioure

Le Neptune

It’s a toss-up whether the setting or the food steals the show here. Overlooking Collioure’s brilliant blue bay and red rooftops, the panoramic seaside terrace (covered and heated in winter) is an absolute stunner, …
Fusion in Collioure

La 5ème Péché

Japan meets France at this creative fusion restaurant hidden away in the old quarter. Chef Masashi Iijima prepares seasonally changing specials using exquisite market-sourced produce. Expect anything from fresh fish…
Gallery in Collioure

Musée d’Art Moderne

Boat sketches by Matisse and Edouard Pignon along with coastal canvases by Henri Martin and Henri Marre are among the highlights of this small but worthwhile museum. It has a good collection of mainly 20th-century c…
Seafood in Collioure

Casa Leon

Lost in the tangled old quarter, this simple Catalan bistro relies on the quality of its ingredients: bream tartare, cod with mussels and oysters, or king scallops in creamy sauces, along with Collioure’s celebrated…
Church in Collioure

Église Notre-Dame des Anges

At the northern end of the harbour, the medieval belfry of this church once doubled as a lighthouse, although its pink dome – the signature feature of Collioure's skyline – wasn't added until 1810.
Landmark in Collioure

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…
Fortress in Collioure

Fort St-Elme

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 houses a collection of weapons.