Europe's largest marina.
Between the Aiguamolls of Empordà and the Bay of Roses, the Empuriabrava Marina is the largest marina in Europe.
With 23 kilometers of navigable canals lined with houses and palm trees, this Mediterranean city in the heart of the Costa Brava is the ideal place to sail or just bask in the sun on a yacht, in this totally heavenly setting.
A harbour and a beach resort.
Port-Barcarès can be described as an extension of the city of Barcarès, a beach resort full of life and energy. Here you can enjoy a variety of maritime activities, from fishing to leisure sailing, jet-ski and diving. This is a great place to bring family and friends in the summer…
An envied residence.
The summer residence of the Majorca monarchs during the 13th century, the Royal Collioure castle, first was bought by the Aragon Kings, helped by the a donation from the Count of Roussillon.
The Habsbourgs took it over when the Emperor Charles V had a hand on their kingdom, and the latter built the forts of Sainte-Thérèse and Saint-Elme.
Despite the treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, the Spanish held a siege on the forts in 1793, but the fort was retaken by the French one year later thanks to General Dugommier's victory.
City of painters…
Painters and artists generally speaking have always been drawn to the town of Collioure; it was such an accepted fact that the city was eventually nicknamed "City of Painters".
The Modern Art Museum in Collioure is subsequently home to a number of inestimable pieces including the works of Descossy, Baloffi and Cocteau. The museum also organises a wealth of exhibitions and cultural events throughout the year.
The church in the water.
Located in the Collioure port, the Notre-Dame-des-Anges church literally bathes in the Mediterranean.
Built in the Middle Ages, this building has been modified several times. The church was only joined to the steeple, which was used as a lighthouse, in 1684. The Southern Gothic style church seems austere but the inside is richly adorned.