Studio des anges
Whatever your taste there's plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, from the studio of the sculptor Maillol to the home and theatre-museum of Salvador Dalí, from the fish-market at Port-Vendres to wine-tastings in every village, from bird-watching in the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà and the Étang de Leucate to snorkeling and diving in the marine reserve at Banyuls. You'll never be bored.
Collioure (Cotlliure in Catalan) is without question the most beautiful village on that part of the Mediterranean coast where the Pyrenees come down to the sea. No other place has the same combination of bustling alleyways, bright colours, historic buildings, interesting boutiques, inspirational art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and, of course, beaches.
When you look out from the Studio des Anges across the exquisite Baleta cove (the Ansa de la Baleta in the local tongue) you can see all three of Collioure's main beaches, Plage St Vincent to the right of the famous Notre Dames des Anges tower, Plage Boramar to the left, and the Plage de Port d'Avall (also known as Plage Faubourg) to the left of the Château Royal. But there's a gorgeous beach even nearer...