Collioure trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. A decade later, the town was officially surrendered to France by the 1659 Treaty of Pyrenees. Because of its highly strategic importance, the town's fortifications, the Château Royal de Collioure and the Fort Saint-Elme stronghold, were improved by the military engineer Vauban during the reign of Louis XIV. Nevertheless, Collioure was besieged and occupied by the Spanish troops in 1793, marking the last Spanish attempt to take the city. The blockade was broken a year later by general Jacques François Dugommier.Collioure is in Pyrenees-Orientales. Planning France trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Collioure
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Collioure tours
Private tour of Collioure and the Côte Vermeille by Citroën 2CV BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Fort Saint Elme Admission Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $8
Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Popular things to do in Collioure
Side trips from Collioure
Hidden gems in Collioure
Shopping in Collioure
Casinos in Collioure
Duration: 2h 30 min
Places to visit with Collioure
Recently planned trips to Collioure
60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Languedoc-Roussillon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Spain, France & Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Spain & Collioure BY A USER FROM BELGIUM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in France & Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Collioure & Cadaques BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium