882km (548 miles) SW of Paris; 28km (17 miles) SE of Perpignan

This town on the Côte Vermeille was established as a trading port by the Greeks but was invaded by neighboring factions through the centuries. It’s a picturesque place, still with its ports, and best known as the place that became the summer home of the Fauvists who included Derain, Dufy, and Matisse. Collioure manages to retain some of the charm of a pre-Bardot St-Tropez.