Perpignan

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Perpignan featuring street scenes and a square or plaza as well as a small group of people

Perpignan is France's last major city before reaching Spain. The spirit of Catalonia will give your holidays an extraordinary feeling!

As the former capital of the Kingdom of Majorca, Perpignan was Spanish until the 17th century. The Catalans are proud of an ancestral culture that they like to share with visitors. The sea is 10 minutes away, the mountains an hour away, and Perpignan is their vibrant, lively and colourful "centre of the universe", as Dali proclaimed it.

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year, with weather like that you can't go wrong choosing Perpignan as a holiday destination. The region's vineyards are testament to this exceptional climate; the terroir of the region has also been awarded the "Vignobles & Découvertes" label. Walk among the vines or the shady streets, then, once the evening rolls around, pull up a chair on rue Paratilla, nicknamed "the street of spices", around a cargolade, a platter of grilled snails, or a portion of Collioure anchovies. Enjoy the laughter and the sunshine on your plate, before dancing the sardana to the sound of a cobla, a traditional Catalan orchestra.

Most of the must-see sites are free-entry: the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, the Loge de Mer, the Museum of Natural History, the Fort du Serrat d’En Vaquer and its stunning panorama over the Roussillon plain, and the Casa Xanxo, a Gothic town house that will give you a taste of city life in days gone by.

For lovers of religious architecture, Perpignan boasts many exceptionally well preserved chapels, cathedrals and cloisters. The Ancien Evêché, the Eglise des Dominicains and the great Carmelite convent are all sites that bear witness to a history of religious fervour and the spirit of conquering the oceans. The nearby Mediterranean is a reminder of just how much the sea still influences this Catalan spirit, which is so recognisable and unique: there's a palpable energy in the many festivals and cultural events, a lifestyle revolving around the fine details of crafts and food, and a rarely equalled sense of hospitality.

Where to stay in Perpignan

Appart'City Perpignan Centre Gare
Appart'City Perpignan Centre Gare
3 out of 5
12 boulevard Saint-Assiscle, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales
The price is £46 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Saint-Assiscle, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Theatre de l'Archipel, Hyacinthe Rigaud Museum and Loge de Mer. Palais de la Deputation ...
4.2/5Very Good! (858 reviews)
Toujours contente avec Appartcity
"Aucun probleme a l'interieur du batiment avec une equipe toujours a l'ecoute, tres sympa. Contstruit en face de la gare, on peux etre gene par les gens dans la rue qui crie au petit nuit et qui reste a l'abri du mauvais temps proche du batiment."

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Appart'City Perpignan Centre Gare
 Dali Hôtel - Restaurant
Dali Hôtel - Restaurant
4 out of 5
18 Boulevard Jean Bourrat, Perpignan
The price is £71 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Saint-Jean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chapelle du Tiers ordre de saint Dominique, St. Jacques Church and Perpignan Cathedral. Campo ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (293 reviews)
"Good location Friendly people Clean room But very narrow bed for two people!"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Dali Hôtel - Restaurant
Hôtel Ibis Styles Perpignan Centre Gare - Rénovation complète
Hôtel Ibis Styles Perpignan Centre Gare - Rénovation complète
3 out of 5
16 Cours Lazare Escarguel, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales
The price is £66 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Clémenceau, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre de l'Archipel, Le Castillet, and Hyacinthe Rigaud Museum. Loge de Mer and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (204 reviews)
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Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Hôtel Ibis Styles Perpignan Centre Gare - Rénovation complète
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart'City Perpignan Centre Gare
Appart'City Perpignan Centre Gare
3 out of 5
12 boulevard Saint-Assiscle, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales
The price is £46 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Saint-Assiscle, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Theatre de l'Archipel, Hyacinthe Rigaud Museum and Loge de Mer. Palais de la Deputation ...
4.2/5Very Good! (858 reviews)
Toujours contente avec Appartcity
"Aucun probleme a l'interieur du batiment avec une equipe toujours a l'ecoute, tres sympa. Contstruit en face de la gare, on peux etre gene par les gens dans la rue qui crie au petit nuit et qui reste a l'abri du mauvais temps proche du batiment."

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Appart'City Perpignan Centre Gare
Appart-Hôtel Mer & Golf City Perpignan Centre
Appart-Hôtel Mer & Golf City Perpignan Centre
3 out of 5
2 Espace Mediterranee, Avenue du Général Leclerc, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales
The price is £52 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Clémenceau, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre de l'Archipel, Le Castillet and Loge de Mer. Palais de la Deputation and Hyacinthe ...
4/5Very Good! (88 reviews)
On the road to Spain
"For the past 6 years I have always stayed at this aparthotel on my way to Spain. Chris and his staff are excellent. comfy beds and excellent rooms with superb aircon."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Appart-Hôtel Mer & Golf City Perpignan Centre
The Romantic Suite with Jacuzzi
The Romantic Suite with Jacuzzi
The price is £710 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in Saint-Jean, this romantic apartment building is steps away from Place de la Loge, Palais de la Deputation and Republic Square. Campo Santo and Loge ...
The Romantic Suite with Jacuzzi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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