COLLIOURE - a Bijoux
|l'Eglise Notre-Dame des Anges et Cloche|
This iconic image is probably the most recognizable in Collioure. The cathedral/lighthouse was built in the 1600s on Roman ruins.
Collioure is the anchovy capital of France. In fact, it has that official designation, like the AOC of anchovies.
Collioure is also an artist's community and anyone who visits will see why. Matisse, Picasso, Chagall and many other famous painters were drawn here for the light.
The mild maritime weather and the small pristine beaches; the unique local cuisine found in so many restaurants create an ambience that sets Collioure apart. The geography is stunning and for those of us who are interested in history, at every turn our curiosity is peaked. We could settle here for some time.
But this blog chapter is more about images than about text. Following are some of my favourite photos taken during our several months in France.
|3. Empty Tables in the Rain at Le Moré|
|4. Woman in Collioure Colours|
|5. Rue Sans Issue|
|6. Chateau Royal Crenellation View of Harbour Light|
|7. Chateau Royal Crenellation View of Seadream|
8. Pale Pink House Above Place Juarès
|9. Aquamarine Shutters on Coral Wall|
|10. Cameo Pink House with Azure Trim|
|11. Seafoam Shutters on Dijon Wall|
|12. Bougainvillea House|
|13. Le Pressoir on Rust|
|14. Three Wrought Iron Railings |
|15. Bob in Port Vendres Bay|
|16. Chateau Royal Front Lit|
|18. Three Women of Colour|
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