Collioure is one of those very rare things, a seaside village for all seasons. The village enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, mild winters and very little rain. What's more, the three thousand permanent residents mean that many of the shops, cafés and restaurants remain open all year. So why not take a break 'out of season' and discover the 'real' Collioure?
Studio des anges
February - Antonio Machado celebration. Good Friday - Sanch Procession (illustrated) beginning at 9pm in front of Notre Dame des Anges. Easter Saturday and Sunday - Goigs dels Ous (traditional songs). April, May and June - Catalan folklore with sardanas (traditional circle dances) every weekend. June 14 – 16 - ‘Mariage du Vin et de l’Art.’ June 23 - Fête de la Sant Jean with sardanas, bonfires on the beach and fireworks. July 14 - Fête Nationale with a procession, sardanas and balls. August 14 – 18 - Les Fêtes de la St Vincent, the biggest festivities of the year, attracting some 100,000 people. Events include competitions on the water, dances, concerts, street music and a spectacular firework display (illustrated) which lights up the sky between the Château Royal and the Clocher on the 16th.September - Catalan folklore with sardanas every weekend. Second Saturday in September - Catalan Day. All Saints weekend - Antiques fair in the Château Royal. End-November/Early-December - Christmas market in the Château Royal. December 31st - New Year’s Eve Party with fireworks on the Boramar beach.