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Things to Do in Perpignan

Palace of the Kings of Majorca
Once home to kings, this impressive Gothic palace-fortress now serves mostly as a reminder of the historic importance of the town of Perpignan. If not for the majestic building itself, you can also visit for the popular annual music festival, which attracts masses of guitar lovers to the palace and its gardens every August.
Perpignan Cathedral
Built in the 14th century, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist is the pride of Perpignan. Visitors usually head inside to admire its wide cross-vaulted nave, and if you happen to be here over Christmas, you’ll also get to hear its 46 magnificent bells reverberate with festive tunes.
The Castillet
The emblem of the Mediterranean city of Perpignan, the Grand Castillet fortress was constructed as a defensive gate in 1368. The following century, King Louis XI extended the fortification and added the second, Notre Dame Gate. Used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries, Castillet now contains the Casa Païral Museum of Catalan Folk Arts and Traditions.

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Traveler Reviews & Photos

Patricia
10
Exceptional
PERPIGNAN is full of character and things to see, but also a compact city that it is easy to navigate. Easy to get to the beach by public transport and a rather nice climate. There are plenty of places to eat and good value. Travelling on my own I found local people friendly and helpful.
Patricia
United Kingdom
April 8, 2018
Desmond
8
Very Good
The old city in Perpignan is pleasant and the main attractions can be seen in a day. Perpignan is ideal as an economical base for those on motoring holidays, because it allows easy day trips to Castelnou, Eus and Villefranche-de-Conflent as well as some of the delightful coastal towns in the area.
Desmond
Australia
April 11, 2018
Philip
10
Exceptional
Wonderful place to take children this time of year if they like Christmas Local restaurants very good Restaurants in the city very friendly Been there in the spring and it has everything All year round
Philip
Spain
December 9, 2017
fdabramo
8
Very Good
MyPerpignan apts. are located in historical part of town and quite close to main city places like Ayuntamiento. Owner Carl is a friendly and helpful person, having a good sense of humor...in english.
fdabramo
Argentina
April 16, 2018
Ann
8
Very Good
A very attractive town, well worth a day or two to see the Cathedral and Palace. Nearby are the ‘Pipes d’Orgue’ at Ille sur Têt, further is Carcassonne. The Mediterranean coast to the east has many pretty villages, I think Collioure was my favourite!
Ann
United Kingdom
April 22, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Perpignan

Campanile Urban Perpignan Centre

9 Awesome

Score from 1,217 reviews

$72

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Hôtel De La Loge

8.2 Very Good

Score from 489 reviews

$72

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ibis Perpignan Centre

8 Very Good

Score from 902 reviews

$64

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Comfort Hotel Centre Del Mon Perpignan

8.6 Excellent

Score from 618 reviews

$73

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Novotel Suites Perpignan Mediterranée

8.4 Very Good

Score from 667 reviews

$92

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Résidence et Hôtel - Saleilles

7.4 Good

Score from 897 reviews

$55

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B&B Hôtel Perpignan Sud Marché International

8.1 Very Good

Score from 659 reviews

$56

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Hôtel Mondial

7.9 Good

Score from 996 reviews

$74

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Hôtel les Dômes - Perpignan Sud by Hosteletour

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,240 reviews

$85

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Recommended in Perpignan

I did not head for the nearest beach 'Canet' instead after much trawling of the internet for recommendations I headed for Tourrielles Plage by bus, it took just under an hour and was well worth it - a vast stretch of pristine beach (reminiscent of The Hamptons) all to myself.

Perpignan is interesting and clean. Peoples there are friendly. very cheap local transport.

There are signs throughout the old city giving interesting historical details

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Why do you recommend Perpignan for food?

Plenty restaurants and generally good quality, though can be pricey

Close to many beaches as well as having city interests.

Oysters at Leucate and Seafood platter at La Franqui

They have a wealth of fish restaurants

many varied shops

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