Photographer's Note

April 24th, 2010
Collioure 660053 66190
Pyrénées-Orientales Languedoc-Roussillon
42.527 3.084 20 m

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Church and castle, Collioure. (6 images). CLICK to ENLARGE.

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_ This church of the 17th century, of southernmost Gothic style with single nave closed by a semicircular apse, was built from 1684 to 1691. Its architecture advanced in the sea is supplemented by a bell-tower which is an old medieval lighthouse, covered with a cupola in 1809.
Inside, the remarkable retable of the high altar, carried out by the Catalan sculptor Joseph Sunyer de Manresa from 1698 to 1701, is a triptych of a 14 meters height and width of 9.30 meters.
Notre-Dame des Anges church and its retables.

_ Before this castle of the 13th 15th 17th centuries, fortifications already had been raised by the Romans and the Visigoths, listed in 672.
The castle was built by kings de Majorque from 1242 to 1280, in seigniorial residence, accompanied by a medieval village.
At the 17th century, Vauban transformed the castle into fortress adapted to the military techniques of the moment.
Le castle of Collioure.

COLLIOURE is a French commune, located in the department of the Pyrénées-Orientales of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 2763 Colliourencs in 1999, distributed out of 12 km², that is to say 228 hab./km².

Collioure is a Catalan village at the edge of the Mediterranean, on the Vermilion Coast, with 20 kilometers of the Spanish border.

The village of Collioure is quoted with 5th and 7th century, but was occupied as of prehistory.
The counts of Roussillon, kings d'Aragon, kings de Majorque, the Spanish sovereigns disputed Collioure and its area until 1643. Occupied by the troops of King of France Louis XIV, the area was annexed in France by the Treaty of the Pyrénées of November 7th, 1659.

Collioure was very known for its anchovies. It is it now for its sweet aperitif wines produced on slopes.

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, and other initiating painters of the Fauvism, immortalized the city, his lanes, his roofs, his port, his bell-tower, his citadel, his bright light and his strong.strong.

History of Roussillon.

My images of Collioure

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