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Posts Tagged ‘Collioure’

* Tim & Jane … Billy & Vero … a whirlwind visit to Collioure

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 17, 2012

Pat’s brother Tim, his wife Jane, her brother Bill, and his girlfriend Veronique made Collioure a stop on their way from Barcelona to Toulouse on a European trip that also includes Dublin, Paris and Rome. They were here less than 24 hours, but it was nevertheless a great visit, time for wine and then dinner on the terrace and a tour of Collioure’s market, shops and waterfront. There was also time for lots of family conversation, or as the Irish call it, craic.

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* our wonderful apartment in Collioure is for sale … after I put these photos together I’m not sure we want to leave

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 29, 2012

Our intent was a 2 year adventure in Europe …

it’s been 6 summers (this will be the 7th) and it’s time for a change.

The apartment has been everything we could have wanted. It’s very comfortable for 2 people. The terrace provides spectacular outdoor space for living, dining and entertaining.  

And, since many people want to come to Collioure, we have done over 20 great home exchanges, to Paris (many times) and Provence, elsewhere in Europe (Dublin, Vilnius), and to Hawaii, Australia, and Mexico. Great destinations provided by our apartment.

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the view from our terrace

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Our apartment is small inside, but it provides very comfortable living for 2 people. With the terrace adding to the living space, the apartment actually becomes quite large.

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Our apartment is 5 minutes from the beach, with a great parking space, and immediately adjacent to the train station with access to Paris, Barcelona, and all of Europe.

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Welcome to our home … dinner for 8 … cocktails for 14. Our apartment is perfect for entertaining.

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Collioure is a former fishing village located on the Mediterranean 25 miles north of the Spanish border … with highways, train service and airports leading everywhere in France and Europe 

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Collioure is an ancient and still largely authentic French village. It is a place where the French come on their vacations, with their children. All summer there is activity every day and night – street fairs, bands, Catalan dancing. A fresh market comes on Sundays and Wednesdays. There are 5 beaches, a 14th century chateau, and a 15th century church. Did I mention the weather – it’s perfect, in the low 80s by day, down to 70 or so at night. And the location is perfect for access to all of France and all of Europe.

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and then … this is the view you wake up to the next morning

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* the expulsion of the Jews from Collioure in 1493

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 26, 2011

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These are details of a large painting which hangs in the ancient chateau of Collioure.

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* Collioure festival of St. Jean

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 27, 2010

Each year on June 23, the Festival of St. Jean in Collioure features a fantastic fireworks display. We went down early, had a lovely dinner, then later a glass of wine along the beach, watched the bonfire, and finally, at 11:00 pm, the fireworks lighting the castle across the harbor.

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* Collioure commandos at war!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 26, 2010

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We live in an ancient charming fishing village, but for the past several days, it has felt like a war zone. The French equivalent of our Navy Seals train in Collioure, and they’ve been on maneuvers, day and night, for the past several days. The photo showing 10 men being lowered from a helicopter was taken from our terrace. Well, if Spain decides to invade France, I guess we’ll be ready.

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* I could never take a shower.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 26, 2010

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Les Docheurs by Emmanuelle Jude

This is one of roughly 50 paintings of people taking a shower at one of the beaches in Collioure, part of an exhibit called Les Docheurs by the artist Emmanuelle Jude. The paintings took on a vastly different meaning when we learned that the artist’s parents had died at Auschwitz, leading to the comment “I could never take a shower” attributed to her at a recent celebration of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in Collioure.

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