Collioure is no exception when it comes to parties and festivals during the season. The town prepares for New Years Eve by selecting a theme each year. Last year was Nuit Blanche and this year is Comic Strips. Visitors prepare in advance and plan their attire accordingly.
People gather to eat, drink and be merry. A table on the beach can be booked in advance where you can either purchase food or bring your own. There are oysters and champagne served on the beach along with small plates of appetizers. Thousands of people along with their children come out for the evening to enjoy dancing and music until the wee hours of the night. At midnight they have an incredible fireworks display that lasts for 25 minutes.
See the video below that we filmed from 2013. It shows the last couple of minutes of the stunning fireworks display. The town spares no expense for this elaborate show.
Collioure is a wonderful place to be during the holidays. These festivities are something special that we will look forward to enjoying when we live there in the winter months.
Bonne Année to all our friends and family. Looking forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.