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View on Collioure and St. Elm castle.
Collioure was a very important harbour during the Greek and Phoenician times. As early as the great Antiquity, cauco Illiberis was visited by the famoust civilizations of the Mediterranean countries. After the Wisigoths and the Saracens incursions, Collioure was fortified during the Carolingiens time. From the XIIth to the XVIIth centuries Collioure was alternately annexed to the kingdoms of Aragon, Majorca and France. The town definitely returned to France in 1659 (Treaty of the Pyrenees).
In 1905, Matisse and Derain discovered Collioure. They found the colours and light dazzlingly beautiful and invented the Fauvist Art. Today, all along the " Fauvism footpath ", you will discover 20 reproductions displayed on the spots where the original works were painted.

Picasso, Dali, Juan Gris, Hanicotte, Foujita falled also in love with Collioure.

Poetry, as well has left its mark on the town. The famous spanish poet Antonio Machado sleeps for ever in the old cemetery. Every year in February, his memory is honoured. Another famous writer buried in the new cemetery, Patrick O' Brian.

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  • Copyright: Jagoda PC (JPC) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 66 W: 21 N: 45] (535)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-08-31
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-02-22 6:26
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