Car-less in Collioure
We flew to Toulouse and picked up a rental car there. An area of approximately 10 miles all around the Airport appears to be undergoing new road construction or repair so driving to and from the airport was quite a hassle.
Our planned stop-over in the mountains south of Carcassonne ( and our visit to that city) were spoiled by bad weather and once we arrived in Collioure we did not want to leave!
There are good local train and bus services so next time we will take Eurostar and TNG to Perpignan and train or taxi to Collioure. In the summer months parking could be a very big and expensive problem. After two nights in an hotel we spent 10 days in a delightful restored cottaged in one of the traffic-free streets. Nowhere is far away in the village !
on the way to Collioure
on the way to Collioure, following the coast from France to Spain, you arrive in Cerbère, from where you have a beautiful view over the bays in Spain, also Collioure.
This is the orientation table.
old tol house
on the way from France to Spain, following the coast, over the rocks and mountains Albères, you can see the old toll house, witch is now left empty, but it still is a beautiful very small house.
Cars were not meant for Collioure
Parking spots are few and far between, so the no fail way of getting around Collioure is to walk or bike. The main sites and views are all within a couple blocks of eachother, and some of the most picturesque streets are too narrow for cars to pass through easily. If possible, I would recommend arriving in town as early in the day as possible, especially on weekends or in the summer, when the main beach-front streets really fill up with people by about ten a.m., and touring the town on foot.
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