Hotel Restaurant La Fregate
24 Avenue Camille Pelletan, Collioure, 66190, France
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More about Collioure
View of the lighthouse/church tower from the frame
Second painting of the lighthouse in Collioure
Look for the pink building right in the centre!
The grave alongside more recent memorials
Travel Tips for Collioure
History of Collioure
Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the Douy river, the old town named Port d'Aval (today known as Le Faubourg) in the south and the upstream port, Port d'Amont (the actual La Ville). Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. A decade later, the town was officially surrendered to France by the 1659 Treaty of Pyrenees. Because of its highly strategic importance, the town's fortifications, including the Fort Saint-Elme stronghold, were improved by the military engineer Vauban during the reign of Louis XIV. Nevertheless, Collioure was besieged and occupied by the Spanish troops in 1793, which was the last Spanish attempt to take the city. The blockade was broken a year later by general Jacques François Dugommier.
You find Collioure to 30 kms...
You find Collioure to 30 kms more or less from Perpignan
This is a seesight over Portbou (to right side), the border beside Catalonia and France. from this place its 40 km. as maximum until Collioure
Collioure beach. Pic taken on January 2002, in a one day trip to colliure and Perpignan city
COLLIOURE was an important harbour during the greek and phoenichan times.The fort was building during the cartolingiens time, and through the XVII century passed to catsalonian hands and french hands until 1659 with Treaty of Pyrenees ( to France)
its very good loose oneself...
its very good loose oneself for the small streets full of flowers in the balconies. its for me a special town , always with a lot of people but also quiet streets with no one. Above all its so impressive their colorful that all the town show
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Commune de 1302 hectares, Collioure a eu autrefois une superficie plus importante, puisque, jusqu'en 1823, elle comprenait aussi le territoire de Port-Vendres. Elle s'étend depuis les Albères, avec l'ermitage de N.D. de Consolation et un maquis où dominent le chêne vert, le chêne liège et les pins, jusqu'à la Côte Vermeille ; le port de Collioure (avec son château royal et son église au curieux clocher) est protégé par diverses constructions militaires, la plus connue et la mieux conservée étant le fort Saint-Elme.