On the other side of the French border begins the Costa Vermella (Red Coast). Here small villages with pink houses look out to sea, remembering their commercial and military history. The hills with soft slopes are covered by the vineyards, and numerous wineries offer the tasting of local wines. Here you will find the bohemian village Colliure - the pearl of the French Mediterranean. The beauty of this place was appreciated by the Grecians and Romans, the Templars and the Musketeers, Picasso and Matisse .... In the narrow streets are numerous art galleries where the local painters exhibit their works, the houses are painted in cheerful colors and the windows are decorated with picturesque flower pots. Small bars and unusual souvenir shops attract tourists all year round, art lovers can visit the local church with its impressive baroque altarpiece - one of the most beautiful in France.On the beach of Colliure is preserved the great medieval fortress, from the walls of the castle open a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, and it is difficult to imagine that not long ago the castle was a prison. Local restaurants offer "les fruits de mer" (seafood) and tasty ice cream.
Option 2. Lovers of military history may choose to visit the old Catalan castle of Salses, which has been located in the French territory since the 17th century.Duration - from 10 to 11 hours.
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