National Geographic : 1937 Oct
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by W. Robert Moore YOUNGSTERS ON THE BEACH AT COLLIOURE ARE AS IDLE AS THE PAINTED BOATSBESIDE "APAINTED OCEAN" Three Christian saints are depicted in strange proximity to a star and crescent, Turkish symbol, on thecraft inthecenter. The boat named Venus comes from near-by Port Vendres, the ancient Romans' " Port of Venus." Local fishermen catch anchovies, sardines, and tunnies inthe Mediterranean. Here on the beach, near a 12th-century castle built by Knights Templars, visitors look across the bay toward the pink-roofed village. From the bullet shaped tower of the church, a mole runs out to the little island (center) where stands the chapel of Saint Vincent, patron ofthe port.