In the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees...

COLLIOURE

Jewel of the rocky coast, Collioure boasts an authentic and a protected environment. The small Catalan harbour is nestled in a bay, where waters of the Mediterranean Sea meet the rocks of the Pyrenean range.

You will enjoy its sandy and pebble beaches, and bathing in its coves and clear waters.

The former fishing village, renowned for its anchovies, is a home for painters, who have always been inspired by Collioure's royal castle, its medieval streets and its scenic steeple built in an ancient watchtower.

CERET - MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The Céret Museum of Modern Art is the result of a continued tradition of the area being a home for the greatest artists of the 20th century:  Picasso, Braque, Gris, Soutine, Chagall, Herbin, Matisse, Masson, Krémègne followed by Miró, Tàpies, Viallat, Toni Grand, Bioulès... From Cubism to School of Paris or from New Realism to Supports/Surfaces, the collection offers a detailed overview of art from the past century.

PERPIGNAN

Perpignan offers plenty for the history lovers: the "Palais des Rois de Majorque" (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), the "Loge de Mer"(Seat of the Sea Consulate), the "Palace de la Députation" or the Townhall in which one can see the sculpture "The Mediterranean" by Maillol. And last but not least, the Castillet, emblem of Perpignan, which was successively a castle, a city gate and a prison.

The true soul of the city is revealed as one wanders around its narrow streets surrounded by red brick (cayrou) facades, enters a patio or spends time on a public square, places of life and gathering.

The "Campo Santo", largest cloister-cemetery in France, stands in the shadow of St John’s Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean Baptiste). The path to the discovery of Religious Art goes on with St Jacques Church (Eglise Saint Jacques) -starting point, on Good Friday, of the Sanch procession- and its beautiful Miranda Garden (Jardin de la Miranda).

The narrow streets have the smell of olive and salt fish and brim with spices, all part of a picturesque cuisine!

FIGUERAS (Spain) - DALI MUSEUM

The Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction that was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Dalí decided to build his museum upon its ruins.

The facades and towers of the Theatre-Museum exhibit eggs and Catalan breads, which are recurring symbols in Dali's work. 

 

For more informations visit LE BOULOU's Toursit Office Website : www.tourisme-leboulou.fr