The most famous French cafe on the tip of the Mediterranean, Les Templiers (Knights of the Realm) in the Catalan fishing village of Collioure. Home to sun-seeking artists extraordinaire of the early 1900s including Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Dufy – inspired by the light, the warmth, the sweet wines, the traditional music, the scents of jasmine, caught by the nose and a sea-salt aroma, touched by the tongue.
The bar is adorned in artwork, donated by generations of artists who could not pay for drinks.
Scottish artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret escaped the smoggy atmosphere of London, to visit Collioure in the spring of 1924…
“We think it is one of the most wonderful places we have ever seen.”
Prennez le petit dejeuner, chocolat chaud, assiette de fromage…soak up the ambiance, the distinctive style and the air-borne inspiration, drink in the magic of many artistic worlds.
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