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Located only 20 minutes from the Pyrenees and Spanish Catalonia, Collioure is an attractive port that was home of the Fauvist Movement, favoured because of the rare quality of the light. The town said to resemble St-Tropez before it was spoiled, a French answer to England’s St Ives. Collioure is a charming and alluring port, said to be at its best in spring and autumn. When visiting don’t miss the Château Royal, few forts are more impressive, with sheer walls rising out of the water. In the 13th and 14th centuries it was part of the Kingdom of Majorca; it was fortified in the 15th century and fought over by the kings of Aragon, Spain and France in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Must see sights/attractions include: the Château Royal, the Church of Our Lady of the Angels and the Chemin du Fauvisme to name but a few.
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Collioure is famous for its anchovies, which are referenced in Mark Kurlansky's book Salt as the best in the world.
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