Discover Collioure Part 1

Discover Collioure Part 3
Discover Collioure Part 1
Discover Collioure Part 1

In mid May 2017, one of our guests vlogged her stay in Collioure, it is called Discover Collioure Part 1. She has done a fantastic job of capturing the essence of Collioure village.

In this episode, she visits the ice cream parlour L’Insolite and the restaurant L’Amphitryon.

With fantastic views of the plage de Faubourg and wonderful shots of the Chateau Royal, you can really are transported to the village.

Some links:

Amy Marina stayed in the Joey apartment, you can see more pictures here:

Amy Marina Has her own youtube channel and chronicles her life as she takes up residence in France.

You can watch her videos here:


Be sure to look out for part 2 coming soon.


Cherry Festival – Céret

Cherry festival - Ceret

The Cherry Festival – Céret, otherwise know as the ‘Fête de la cerise à Céret’ is a celebration of one the most important crops of our region. Just 30 minutes drive from Collioure, this medieval town is renowned for its production of cherries. In fact, legend has it that the first cherries to ripen in all of France are here. Each year, cherries from the first crop are sent directly to the president.

Cherry festival - Ceret
Cherry festival – Céret

The festival involves eating the cherries of course, but also sampling many of the cherry based products. Cherry juice, cakes, beers, vinegar, tarts, sweets and much more.

Fetes des Cerises - Ceret
Fetes des Cerises – Ceret

There is also the cherry stone spitting competition. Each contestant is given 2 cherries and has to spit the stone as far as they can. Measurements are taken and the winner is awarded, you guessed, more cherries.


So, if you are in Collioure or Céret around the end of May, look out for the festival. It is a lot of fun.



Fete de L’Anchois – Anchovy Festival – Collioure

Collioure anchovy festival

The village has a long tradition of fishing for anchovies and each year this is celebrated with the Anchovy Festival Collioure. At one point during the early part of the last century, fishing was the most important industry in the area. Anchovies are still fished and cured in Collioure.

Collioure anchovy festival
Collioure anchovy festival

For 2017 the festival will take place on the 3rd of June, in the square opposite the Office de Tourisme.