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A LAND FOR ARTISTS
On the tracks of DALI, PICASSO, MATISSE, DERAIN ...
Collioure - Céret - Cadaquès
6 days / 5 nights
At the turn of the XXth century,
sought out the light and colours
of the Mediterranean.
Our cultural tour explores the places
where they lived an created
and visits 2 famous museums
dedicated to Modern Art.
1. BANYULS sur MER
We meet up in the town of Aristide Maillol to visit the picturesque
part of town where he used to work during his adolescence.
Some of his original works can be seen there.
In 1905 Matisse settled in this small harbour soon to be joined by
Derain, Dufy and many others."Fauvism" was born.
Ramble along the narrow streets and some unexpected detours.
3. COASTAL PATH
The walk along the seaside of the Vermillion Coast captures
the essence of the Mediterranean atmosphere: azure skies, blossoming hillsides, reddish
rocks and terraced vineyards. Here you can appreciate the tasting of local wines.
Walk under the century old plane trees and discover where Picasso, Braque, Soutine
and others planted their easels. Visit of "Musee d'Art Moderne".
A full day dedicated to Salvador Dali: Cap de Creus, the
wonderful scenery reflected in his work, his surrealistic
house in Port Lligat and the streets of Cadaquès.
Morning transfer to Dali's native town for the visit
of the exceptional "Teatre Museu Dali".
ENCHEMIN leads you across
the French-Spanish border where,
thousands of from both sides
tried to escape war, persecution and repression between 1939 and 1945
PATHS TO FREEDOM
Route of Walter Benjamin
Starting from Banyuls, a trail ascends to a border pass used by the Jewish philosoph trying to escape the Nazis by joining the town of Portbou.
Many British and American soldiers followed the same route during World War II in an attempt to reach Spain.
CAMI DE LA RETIRADA
Path of the retreat
During the Winter of 1939, thousands of
Spanish and Catalan Republicans defeated by Franco crossed the Pyrenean border at Col d'Ares (altitude 1500m) to take refuge on the French side in the town of Prats de Mollo.
Our walk will retrace their steps from the Spanish side.
ROUTES of EXILE
Cross border paths
1 to 4 days
All offers on this page are adaptable in terms of dates, number of days,
programme, type of accommodation and transport.
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