Subject: Re: Barcelona & S. of France travel tips
Hi, Tia -

Alex has some excellent suggestions. Collioure (just across the French border) is a lovely beach town, full of galleries & ateliers. Do walk on the beach at least far enough to see the monument to the deportees of 1493 - a reminder of the tangled and tragic history of the area.

If you have a car, another destination is Ceret, in the hills above Collioure. Here there is a wonderful contemporary art museum, founded by Picasso & friends, and featuring a good deal of art work that was done right in the area. There are pleasant small places to eat quite near the museum, and the drive is beautiful..

Julie (In sunny - yes, sunny - Seattle)