The southeasternmost corner of France hosts a few, pictoresque towns that were fishing villages decades ago. However, the anchovy fishermen are dead but scores of tourists are very much alive and present. –  Collioure is one of these sites. It is an ancient town and its setting is still stunning and worthwhile a visit.
The Collioure fortress is almost 1400 years old
The town was once a hotspot for painters belonging to the wild and untamed -ism called fauvism. All around on the streets, copies of the now famous canvasses are displayed.
Today, the nearby mountains have created an overwhelming cloudscape over our heads: Lenticular clouds of great dimensions, formed by very strong winds over the peaks. Weather at ground level has been windy too, but quite warm. Actually, Collioure was, today, the warmest place in all of France.