(E12 - Sentier Littoral) Argelès - Collioure
(E12 - Sentier Littoral) Argelès - Collioure

1. (E12 - Sentier Littoral) Argelès - Collioure

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A wild and urban walk
Discover Argelès and Collioure sportingly and enjoy a swim between the two stations on the beaches that you will cross

2 points of interest

  • History

    Un petit recoin catalan : « Le Racou »

    The term "Racou" means "nook" in Catalan. Located between rocky coast and sandy beach, it is one of the typical places of the Argelesian coastline. The first installations of "demountable" wooden cabins go back to the 1920s but will be destroyed during the German occupation. In the 1960s, the Racou already has three lines of houses. This place is almost a village in its own right. Through its tiny alleyways floats a retro atmosphere where there is good walking.
  • Panorama

    Ouille Beach

    The beach of Ouille, between Collioure and Racou, is a real paradise. This confidential beach is mostly frequented by locals or customers of neighboring campsites. With its small pebbles, it extends about 100 meters below the cliffs of the Côte Vermeille. This beach, very quiet even in high season, however, is not monitored and parking to access is quite far. In short, a great place to be away from the crowd.


1. You leave from the Collioure Tourist Office on avenue des pins to join the promenade along the seaside then go to the right.
2. When you arrive at the port, bypass it and go towards the Racou that you cross
3. Take the path slightly to the left which starts from the last roundabout in Racou following the markings. You will pass through the middle of the Porteils creeks campsite along the Ravaner steam
4. Now, you arrive on the beach of Ouille, continue towards Collioure. After the Fort carré, turn right towards the car park and go down to the left in the center of Collioure by the Pla de las Fourques road. 5. You arrive on the market place, then you will take the street on the left which goes down towards the castle. Before arriving on the seafront, turn into the square on the left where the Tourist Office is located
  • Departure : Tourist Office of Argelès
  • Arrival : Tourist Office of Collioure
  • Towns crossed : ARGELES SUR MER and COLLIOURE

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Take good walking shoes, a cap,water and don,t forget your swimsuit and towel if you want to have a sea bath


bus à 1€

Access and parking

Access by RD 914

Parking :

Argelès Tourist Office carpark