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Collioure, a Mediterranean Jewel just waiting for you to explore

Pen Stephanie Lynch Glasses 4 min read

There are so many beautiful places around the world waiting to be explored. Some places we just tick off our travel bucket list but there are some which we always remember a little more fondly. We remember the scenery, the smells, the tastes, the people and the adventures. That’s just the case for the Mediterranean jewel of Collioure – a charming fishing village in the south of France.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or hoping to spend some quality time with your family, we are going to share with you some of our favourite places to go and things to do for your holiday to Collioure.

How to get there:

With a flight time of approximately two and a half hours, you’ll be enjoying the wonders of Collioure before you know it. We flew direct to Perpignan from Dublin. When you arrive to Perpignan, you can either rent a car or take the train. Although we drove, the train provides a good alternative and takes only 20 minutes.

Things to Do:

Family Trips/Couple Activities

Collioure is the perfect place to try new activities and explore. Whether you are looking for something fun to do as a family or searching for an adventure as a couple, there are plenty of experiences to choose from.

  • Get your toes wet! Collioure is located on the rocky coastline of the Cote Vermeille which hosts a range of water activities to try, from diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and much more.
  • While in Collioure, you must head up the mountains for a panoramic view of the seaside village. This is an activity the kids will adore. You can go up the mountains on the little train of Collioure. The train takes you on an adventure through vineyards and along picturesque roads. If you are feeling very adventurous you can hike up to the top instead of the train to admire the views.
  • Enjoy a walk down to the beach as the village begins to wake up and have a relaxing, peaceful swim as the sun rises. Afterwards grab a coffee, a freshly squeezed orange juice or a croissant in one of the charming cafés by the beach.
  • Fort Saint Elme is a military fort built between 1538 and 1522 and well worth a climb to the top. On one side, you have fantastic views of Collioure and on the other side you have breathtaking views of the vineyard.

Collioure is the perfect place for a long weekend away or a mid-week escape. A location which will allow you to unwind and relax in the sunshine while appreciating the scenic beauty that surrounds you.

Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie Lynch Stephanie is the founder of OnTheQT.ie. A travel blogger, worldwide content creator and globe trotter. Her background is within the TV industry but she decided to push outside her comfort zone and create a career that she is passionate about. OnTheQT allows her to combine a love of content creation and travelling. Stephanie launched OnTheQT in 2013 to showcase the local gems from locations around the world. OnTheQT’s most recent achievements include winning Ireland's Best Vlog 2016 at the Blog Ireland Awards and winning not one but two awards in the Digital Marketing Awards 2016.