Having found the web cam in Collioure that shows us our beach and building has driven our anticipation level even higher. We can actually see what is happening there instead of just recalling from our memories. Check it out at this link.
We love to stroll down boulevard du Boramar and take in all the sights. As you turn the corner from the end near the Palace, you see all the artists with their paintings on display. They sit in their chairs, under the trees, greeting people as they pass. There are all different styles and interpretations of the Collioure bay and its many landmarks.
Then as you make your way a little farther, you see the people sitting out on the patios of Copacabana and the Grand Marnier creperie enjoying a drink or a bite to eat. Mostly it seems they are just sitting and enjoying the lovely view and the feel of the sun on their faces. Or perhaps you don’t have time to sit and relax but you can still make a quick stop at Le Petit Café for a coffee and a brief chat.
All along the beach are families and couples lounging on the sand and rocks, playing in the water and soaking in the sun. This is a popular beach all day long and even into the evening, as the days are extended and the nights stay warm.
For lunch or dinner you can enjoy many of the restaurants that are built into the bottoms of the colourful fishermen’s houses. We have thoroughly enjoyed Chez Simone Tapas where the waiters sing while they serve and L’Insolite which has fabulous authentic Catalan food. Both are so convenient to the apartment that they are favourites of ours.
And then of course, you have the majestic church with the looming tower – so pretty in both the daytime and evening when the building comes alive with soft yellow lights. After reaching the church, we make our way up the ramp on rue de la Paix to our wonderful apartment. There really is no better place to stroll. However we are always so happy to open the door to the peaceful sanctuary of our home away from home.
To give you a first hand experience of boulevard du Boramar please enjoy this video of Denis giving a brief description of the street.