Banyuls Sur Mer, near Collioure - Jewel in the Pyrenees

Banyuls, Roussillon, France

Photo of the Week - April 8 2001

Banyuls sur Mer, Pyrenees-Orientales, near Collioure and Port Vendres - Jewel on the Mediterranean

Take a drive beyond the much visited Collioure to the colourful seaside town of Banyuls sur Mer, under the steep mountains of the Pyrenees.

Dine well at Al Fanal - a great restaurant with magnificent views (Now 2013 called Le Fanal - still great dining).

Visit the Aquarium - part of the University of Paris; and enjoy the maidens by Maillol (the sculptor - who lived here) that lay naked under the palms - make sure you visit his studio and home a few kilometers inland from Banyuls - its well worth the drive.

Watch this clip from a film about him made in 1943!

More about Maillol from Wikipedia

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