In the Catalan sun

Collioure is a beautiful old fishing village situated where the pyrenees come to the sea. Beautiful!  It’s  very well worth a visit, However in July and August it becomes one huge traffic jam – go out of season

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The village gives its nameto an Appellation. There are some good wines, but it’s always struck we that they are a little over-priced. Maybe that’s because of the summer toursits who stock up on their holidays. If you go inland you find some wonderful wines at more reasonable prices. If you’re in the area let us know and we can arrange a visit to Domaine Trilles. If you like really full red wines with character these are for you

The small hotel of Le Relais de Chartreuse, just inland at Le Boulou is delightful. quiet, relaxed. The set meal offered with a reasonably  priced selection of local wines has always been fantastic