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Collioure Self Catering - which area to stay

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Collioure Self Catering - which area to stay

We are planning a two week trip to Collioure in September of next year. I have looked at many different options for self catering accommodation. I think that we would particularly like the Faubourg district of the town - being so close to the beach and wandering the cobbled streets at night visiting the local restaurants and bars. The accommodation in this area however tends to be smaller and lack the outside space that places which are 10/15 minutes out of town offer. I'm torn between wanting to be in the heart of the action and renting a character property - or staying a bit outside and having the extra space and maybe even a (shared) pool but perhaps feeling a bit out of it. We've never visited the town and so I wondered if anyone who has could share their thoughts?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Collioure Self Catering - which area to stay

Collioure is not very big but can be hilly depending on the part of town you are in. The Faubourg is flat and close to the "action" - though September will be quiet compared to July and August.

Is the other accommodation a 10/15 minutes walk or a 10/15 minutes drive out of town? Is it located in the hills?

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2. Re: Collioure Self Catering - which area to stay

For me the ultimate location would be in town with outdoor space, sea view and parking. But these properties come at a price and you may find that many are already booked for September 2012. If you speak French, searching through French private owners' listings may give you a better selection.

abritel.fr/search/…2

You may also look at Homelidays for private owner rental.

Here is one from a less traditional source:

finn.no/reise/feriehus-hytteutleie/object…

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Hello - I agree with another post that off-street parking is desirable as Collioure has limited on street parking/car parks. Holidaylettings has a fair selection of properties to rent as do AGENCE PY in the village. Peter.

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4. Re: Collioure Self Catering - which area to stay

Thank you all for your input. We were trying to decide between a character property with no outside space in the Faubourg area and a much larger modern property with two large terraces on a small development around 15 minutes walk away. We eventually decided that we would prefer to be in the heart of things and so have changed the weeks we will be away so as to be able to rent what looks like a lovely fisherman's cottage (with a garden!) in Faubourg.

We are so looking forward to our first trip to Collioure - only 10 months to wait!

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