The picturesque beach town of Collioure is an idyllic place. It is situated in the very south of France, 26 km (approx. 15 miles) from the Spanish border.  It has always attracted a host of artists because of its 'special light' and you can follow the unique art trail through the town (see Collioure Art Trail for more information). Its small Catalan harbour is sheltered by a quiet bay where the Pyrenees meets the Sea.  You can count on having a splendid swim at one of the small coves. (see Collioure tourist information for more detail).