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Nov 10, 2016 - A revisit to Collioure

After our traumas and late arrival at the campground in Elne we had a quiet day at the coach. By the next day we were ready to have an exploration day. We decided to make a return visit to Collioure. The last time we visited it was during the Christmas holidays and the town was busy. Today it was totally different. We were able to wander the streets and the harbour area almost by ourselves. We decided we would walk up to the old castle above the town, something we never had time for on our last visit. Here we enjoyed great views along the...

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Dec 30, 2015 - Argéles-Plage and Collioure

Today we explored the coast or the Côte Vermeille where the Pyrenees meet the sea and is the last bit of the French coastline before Spain. In summer this coast is one large holiday destination but at this time of year very quiet. Our first stop was the holiday resort town of Argéles-Plage. This place was deserted except for a few hardy souls like us. We enjoyed a walk along the town’s extensive promenade which sits behind the extensive beach. We must have walked at least a couple of miles. We then moved further along the coast to Collioure...

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Jan 13, 2014 - Collioure

Well we decided to stay one more day in France. This Aire is quite nice & as we are close to a couple of small coastal towns we decided to give Doris(our scooter) a run out. We are up on a hill above the town of Collioure which is an old harbour town with an imposing castle on one side & an old church perched on a rock on the other. It appears to be a bit of a yuppy/arty town with artisan workshops & galleries scattered amongst the streets of the old town. We spent the morning exploring the town & checking out the church. We also located a...

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Jan 12, 2014 - Collioure

Left early today, still dark at 8am but decided to press on towards the Mediterranean coast & Spain. Pretty drab morning but made steady progress, some of it through mountain area again. Driving through low cloud at the top for part of the way. At least in the motorhome it is nice to pick where & when you want to stop for a coffee & comfort break. We stopped in the morning at the top of the pass through the mountains at one of the picnic spots. As we drove down from the pass we saw more & more vineyards along the way. In fact we passed...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Collioure

With great excitement we set off on our road trip to Barcelona. We had intended to stop at a few places along the way but after falling in love with Collioure we spent longer there than we thought so it was our only stop. We were not disappointed as it has to be one of the most beautiful places I've been. It's easy to see why Picasso, Matisse and Dufy have all been inspired to paint Collioure. Collioure is 26km from the Spanish border and has a strong Catalan culture. It's at the base of the Pyrenees mountains so the views are quite...

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Excuse My French

Jul 8, 2013 - Collioure

Our day began with a trip to a crazy busy grocery store. We were glad to be done with that task. After lunch we hopped in the car to drive to Collioure (about 40 minutes away). Tim's having fun driving our peppy little car and I like its blue colour :). We have gotten used to the round abouts and like them - rarely have to stop -very fluid. The afternoon was wow, wow, wow! I'm sorry that I can't upload photos from Tim's camera - we will show you when we get home! It's hard to describe the beauty of today's sight-seeing. We spent a chunk of...

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Nov 29, 2010 - We're a-coming, Espana....

Spirits very low in the Martland camp. Because we'd been using aires to skip along the coast, it was three days without a shower by this time, and we were both irritable as hell. Nothing was cheering us up, although when Nick came back from a walk and opened the door when I was in mid-wash, showing my big bare bum to the entire aire, that seemed to bring a smile to his face. Thanks darling. We needed things to get better, fast, or this could be the moment when we turned for home. Then in the last village before crossing into Spain, Nick...

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Aug 5, 2008 - Canet Plage & Collioure

On our fourth day in Camon the four of us took a little tiki tour to Canet Plage and Collioure, close to the Spanish border. We drove through a number of cute little villages along the way and stopped off at some more castle ruins. These were much bigger and more intact than the one we’d seen a few days earlier. It was stinking hot and we couldn’t wait for a dip in the Mediterranean….. When we got to Canet Plage - “Plage” is French for “Beach” - the sun was shining and water sparkling. We found our spot on the sand….and then the clouds came...

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Jul 20, 2008 - Finally the Mediterranean

Thursday - We left the Loire Valley behind and made the long drive to the Dordogne area, arriving late afternoon just in time to catch the day traffic leaving our destination after a day of canoeing etc. We reached our hotel along the only street in La Roque-Gageac, directly across the street from the river. After checking in, we explored the village including troglodyte caves carved out of the imposing limestone cliffs above the village. Apparently when they get rains in the mountains, the Dordogne floods two days later so the first levels...

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