Collioure Heights
Collioure Heights

Collioure Heights

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Getaway to beautiful vineyards where you are high above Big Blue, with views of terrace gardening and rocky scrubland
Discovery the heritage of Collioure between forts, vineyards and bay of Collioure. An exceptional family walk which takes 3 hours

3 points of interest

  • Cultural heritage

    Ermitage Notre Dame de Consolation

    The Hermitage of Our Lady of Consolation dates, according to the oldest writings, to 1496. According to some, the building was built on an old site of pagan worship. Numerous hermitages line the Massif des Albères testifying to the rise of these buildings during the 17th century. This hermitage is also very nice to take a break along your hike. In the shade of the trees, you will be able to take advantage of the place to have a picnic in complete tranquility.
  • Cultural heritage

    Fort Dugommier

    Fortress built to monitor the towns of Collioure and Port-Vendres, Fort Dugommier was born in 1893. Because of its strategic location, it sweeps the coast of the eye. However, the Second World War did not spare him by destroying a large part of the fort. He now belongs to an association. Walk pleasant, but beware of the wind because there, it blows!
  • Small patrimony

    Collioure Mill

    This windmill is quite rare in the area, most of which are water mills. It ceases its activity in the nineteenth century and gradually turns into ruins. Perfectly restored in a traditional way by the municipality in 2001, it is now in working order for the elaboration of Collioure olive oil. Near the city, it is a perfect destination for a nice little walk.


  1. From Glacis car park, get off at the roundabout. Take Temple street, which goes up on the left. Go under the railway and continue facing rue de la Galère. Go straight at the crossroad by the path of Consolacion (arrow "Consolation"), to a fork Go up to the left following the small road that leaves the village and arrive in the middle of terraced vineyards. Go under the road viaduct and continue straight on.
  2. After about 120 meters, pass the Saint-Therese oratory on left . Carry on until Notre-Dame-de-Consolation retreat by the paved ramp which starts hard on the right . Make a return-trip from this point to discover the site of Notre-Dame-de-Consolation.…
  3. Go back down to the bottom loop of the paved ramp by taking the same itinerary  “route in reverse”. Then turn right to climb to the Molló Coll .
  4.  Go left towards Port-Vendres. After 400 meters, at the Col de Mara Cara (view of Port-Vendres), take left on  the track DFCI-AL 45.
  5.  Pass the summit. Then take along slope on the main path after Coll d'en Raixat towards Fort Dugommier .
  6. After the rock, notice on left a path. Take quick left along small wall. This “balcony of Collioure” joins the Saint-Elme fort.
  7. At the bottom of the fort, go down to Collioure by a path on left headed for a mill.
  8. At the level of the paved ramp, reach the mill and bypass it on right, then carry on right lower in the slope.
  9. A series of stairs then leads to the corner of the Museum of Modern Art. Return left to the quays of Anse de la Balette. Go up the Démocratie street, then the Avenue du Général de Gaulle to resume your starting point (car park).
  • Departure : Général de Gaulle Roundabout
  • Arrival : Général de Gaulle Roundabout
  • Towns crossed : COLLIOURE and PORT-VENDRES

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You enjoy nature, You like it, take care of it...

Along the hiking trail, rubbish bins are at your disposal.
Every month over tens of thousands of hikers and walkers visit this exceptional site. Please do not litter and use the rubbish bins (glass, plastic, rubbish etc...). Also, please dispose of any litter you might find along the trail.
Help keep this site clean with simple yet essential gestures. Lets give back to nature what nature gave us.


Bus stop : Marceau Banyuls Square

Access and parking

Collioure: 28 km at the south-east of Perpignan by the D 914.

Parking :

Le Glacis carpark up the Royal Fort (fee for the carpark)