The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon: Places to Explore

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Collioure

The fishing village where famed painters Henri Matisse, André Derain, and the Fauvists committed chromatic mayhem in the early 20th century, Collioure remains the jewel of the Vermilion Coast. A town of espadrille merchants, anchovy packers, and lateen-rigged fishing boats in the shadow of its 13th-century Château Royal, it is now as much a magnet for travelers (beware the crowds in July and August) as it once was and still is a lure for artists.

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