We particularly recommend this tour that combines Ballad, Culture and Beach!
Duration: between 1/2 day and 1 day (it depends if you walk up to the tower or not and if you visit the maillol museum)
1- The Madeloc Tower
You leave the hotel towards Collioure, 2km 1st roundabout, turn right following “Notre-Dame de Consolation” / “Tour Madeloc”.
25 minutes later, you arrive at the foot of the tower (650 meters above sea level )and enjoy a magnificent 180° view on the Vermilion Coast. Warning : several hikes exist to join the Tour. Here it is not strictly speaking a hike, you stop at the foot of the tower and then walk on a steep paved road closed to cars. After 30 minutes of effort (we suggest you to have good shoes), you will enjoy a breathtaking 360 ° view.
Favour the beginning or end of the day for brightness and temperature.
2- The Maillol Museum
You return to your car and go down to Banyuls through the vineyards. Shortly after the entrance of Banyuls, you will find a roundabout, a supermarket and a sign that indicates”Musée Maillol”(French sculptor of the twentieth). It’s a charming small museum.
3- The Bay of Paulilles
You take your car, cross banyuls and take the road of the Vermilion Coast towards Collioure. Between Banyuls and Port-Vendres, stop at Paulilles for a well deserved swim followed by lunch on the beach at Le Sole Mio.
4- The outdoor Jacuzzi…
Return slowly to the hotel, deckchairs, pool and outdoor jacuzzi await you…