Allow yourself a parenthesis, a break, a moment to breathe, in a year that is always too hectic, to be able to meet for a romantic weekend in Collioure why not? The port city is an ideal destination for couples looking for a romantic place: with its old stones and its typically Mediterranean coloured alleys, the animation of its quays and the presence, everywhere in the city, of Fauvism and its greatest representatives. (Matisse, Derain…), Collioure emanates an atmosphere of azure poetry and suspended time.
Collioure, fauve city and lovers of colour
Collioure charmed Henri Matisse at the start of the 20th century. Bordered by both the Mediterranean blue sea and a mountain on which vineyards stand, the city offers a palette of colours that inspired the painter and other initiators of Fauvism where vibrant colours play a predominant role. A burst that reveals both a new chromatic palette but also a new palette of emotions. And it is this emotion that lovers visiting Collioure for a weekend (or more!) will feel during their stay.
Whatever your ideal holiday, you will find happiness in Collioure. Nature lovers and hikers can follow the coastal path or the smugglers’ path to discover exceptional panoramas and wild and unspoiled Mediterranean nature. Many bike and horse rides are also possible in the surrounding area. So why not take a picnic and enjoy as a couple this rare and true natural environment, the simple joy of feeling the sun, the sea breeze and the scents of the south?
Collioure city of heritage
Painting is found everywhere in Collioure. In the many galleries and art workshops that dot the streets and quays of the city,
but also in the exhibitions organized at the Royal Castle, the Museum of Modern Art or the House of Fauvism ...
Heritage lovers will also enjoy to stroll to Fort Saint-Elme, to the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, to the famous oil mill of Collioure, etc. The city has a rich history and the destinations are varied!
Collioure and the pleasures of the palate
The vineyard is an integral part of the identity of the city. On its slopes, Grenache Mourvèdres and Syrah capture the Mediterranean sun to give "the" Collioure, an AOC whose powerful reds are coloured with aromas of red fruits, the aromatic whites are accompanied by floral notes and the rosés, with fruity aroma. Discovering this wine heritage is proving to be fascinating as the domains of Collioure produce wonders whose reputation has seduced the greatest French restaurateurs. To taste around Catalan tapas in a small wine cellar in the city!
Your charming hotel in Collioure
The ideal way to spend a truly memorable romantic weekend in Collioure is to choose a hotel that exudes as much charm as the city itself. The Casa Païral is one of them: a former mansion, it offers visitors rooms which are each decorated differently, making the experience of your stay truly unique. Here, each object, each piece evokes a story, a past life and stimulates a poetic and inspiring imagination.