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