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Port-Vendres, France

From this river-front harbor on the Côte Vermeille near Spain, travel to picturesque Collioure, whose fervent Catalan spirit, scenically-sited Notre-Dame-des-Anges church, romantic Chateau Royal and Fort Saint-Elme attracted the vigorous artists of the Fauvist movement including Derain, Matisse, Braque and Picasso. Collioure has an official wine appellation of its own, producing reds, a rosé and a few whites. The fruits of ancient vines arrayed behind the town also find their way in to the aperitifs and wines of the neighboring Banyuls appellation. Try a glass, along with a few grilled Collioure anchovies at a harborside boite.