This is a small town set against the slopes of the Albères. It only has 8000 inhabitants but Céret is blessed with an extraordinarily good museum of modern art. Why? Because the beginning of the 20th century saw a wave of artists moving into the area who were inspired by the light and colour of the town and its environs. Picasso, Bracque and others came here to paint earning the town the sobriquet, “The Mecca of Cubism”.

Bullfighting has always played an important role here. If you visit the Musée d’Art Moderne, you will find the original sketches by Picasso on the subject of ‘le tauromachie’, some of which you may recognise.

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