Escorted Rail Tours to Collioure
Home to the Fauvist painters, including Matisse
The delightful coastal town of Collioure is a picturesque seaside resort that was a cultural hub favoured by the Fauvist painters in the early 20th century. Several trails lead past the places where artists such as Matisse and Derain painted many of their most famous works. The charm of the town, coupled with the clarity of light and glorious sunshine that it enjoys, was what attracted artists to ply their craft here, committing to canvas snapshot images of colour. Matisse was one of the first to discover the inspirational qualities of Collioure, and he was swiftly joined by Picasso, Dali, Derain and others. Today too, you will find many an enthusiastic painter sitting with an easel and gazing out over the harbour.