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Located in the deep south of France, Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrénées Orientales. Its geographical and cultural identity is turned naturally to Spanish Catalonia since it's a border city, looking out onto the Mediterranean coast and the highest mountains of the French Pyrenees at once. Perpignan is a busy place greatly influenced by Mediterranean cultures and benefiting from 2500 hours of sun per year – no wonder Salvador Dali saw it as the “Centre of the World”.

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Palace Of Kings of Majorca

Built in the 13th century, it’s one of the most remarkable examples of medieval civil and military architecture in southern France. The main courtyard and its ensemble of Gothic buildings can be explored, but this majestic palace is worth a visit even just for the suggestive views of the city.
Adresse: Rue des Archers, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 34 48 29
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

St Jean-baptist Cathedral

This beautiful building was first named a church in the 14th century and later given status of Cathedral in 1601. Hidden gem in the form of a Gothic building, where the darkness and the presence of the organ and countless statues create a mysterious and solemn atmosphere. Admission is free.
Adresse: Place Gambetta, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 51 33 72

Musée Hyacinthe Riguad

Situated in a typical 18th-century townhouse, the museum features rare and rich collections of art and cultural artifacts of the Oriental Pyrenees from the 13th century to the present, displayed in the permanent collection or in occasional temporary exhibitions.
Adresse: 16 Rue de l’Ange, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 35 43 40
Åpningstider: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm (1 October - 30 April) / 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm (1 May - 30 September) / Open daily except Tuesday and certain public holidays.

Loge De Mer (Town Hall)

Loge de Mer, "Sea Lodge" in English, is one of Perpignan’s finest and oldest historical sites. Made of river stones, it represents the typical architecture of the region. It used to be a stock exchange and the maritime consulate, as symbolized by the hard-to-miss iron vessel.
Adresse: Place de la Loge, Perpignan


Standing at the crossing between the old and the modern city, this stunning castle used to be not only a city gate, but also a prison. Built by Guillame Gitard in the 14th century, today it isn't only an architectural monument, but often houses various temporary exhibitions.
Adresse: Place de Verdun, Perpignan

Casa Xanxo

This beautiful private mansion in the heart of the Old Town is one of the few Gothic houses conserved in Perpignan, characterized by the illustration of the seven deadly sins. It’s also the house of Art and History of Perpignan and reveals many secrets of the city.
Adresse: 8 Rue de la Main de Fer, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 62 37 98

Around Perpignan

The countryside has many interesting spots and villages worth a visit, such as Elne and its 2,700-year-old citadel, Riversaltes (renowned for its vineyards), or Saint Estève with its beautiful landscape at the edge of the Pyrenees’ chain. The coast has also some best-kept secrets, like the typical Catalan village of Saint-André.

Musée des Poupée Bella (Doll Museum)

In this museum you will not only find 500 dolls, but also posters and photos of artists and television celebrities. The staff will receive you with pleasure but only by appointment.
Adresse: Espace Primavera 6, avenue du Languedoc, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 63 11 18
Billetter: Free entrance

Natural History Museum

At this museum you can enjoy a permanent exhibition with rare and/or extinct animals of the Eastern Pyrenees including different bird species, great mammalians and African ethnological objects. Explore the exposition, and do not miss the Egyptian mummy from the XXIII dynasty.
Adresse: 12 Rue Fontaine Neuve, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 66 33 68
Åpningstider: Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Campo Santo et Chapelle De La Funeraria

By the St John’s Cathedral you can find the only cloister-cemetery in France that has been classified as a historical monument since 1910. Built in the beginning of the 14th century, it also has an ossuary and the current building consists of 4 galleries about 54 m long each.
Adresse: Rue Amiral Ribeill, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 51 19 80
Åpningstider: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm (October-December) / 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm (January-May) / 10:30 am - 6:30 pm (June-July). Closed on Mondays and national holidays.
Billetter: Free admission


A fun way to discover the city is by bike. If you opt to take a guided tour, a guide will show you the most interesting attractions in Perpignan. Along the tour, which lasts approximately 2 hours, you will see the modern part of the city as well as the historical centre, all while having fun and working out. The local bike hire system is called BIP, stations can be found all around town.

Jardin de Sant-Vicens

The garden on Rue Sant Vicens is a delightful place with exotic flowers, orange trees and oleanders - a pleasant green oasis within walking distance from Perpignan's major attractions. This is also a place to shop for ceramic pots and textiles on offer here.
Adresse: Rue Sant Vicens 40, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 50 02 18

Couvent Des Minimes

Couvent Des Minimes (Minimes' Cloister) was built between 1585 and 1620 and is located in the ancient Jewish district of Perpignan. Here you will find a church with a courtyard and convent buildings. Exhibitions are held in the cloister all year long.
Adresse: Rue François Rabelais, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 51 25 63


Plan a field trip to the seaside town Canet-en-Roussillon which is located only 12 km away from Perpignan. Here you can enjoy 9 km of beaches of fine sand, discover ruins and a castle or stroll around in the old town. In addition, there are some water sport activities available here such as windsurfing, beach volleyball, kayaking and jet skiing.
Adresse: Canet-en-Roussillon


You should not leave the Pyrénées Orientales until you have paid a little visit to this charming medieval village called Castelnou. It is located approximately 20 km southwest of Perpignan and is nestled at the base of Les Aspres foothills and the Canigou. Castelnou is truly a beautiful village with cobbled streets that offers amazing views from the Castle.
Adresse: Castelnou

Centre de Sculpture Romane

Nearby Perpignan, you will find Cabestany, one of its main attractions being the Centre de Sculpture Romane. If you're an art and history-lover you can't avoid paying a visit to this venue whose beauty rests in the sculptures of the Master of Cabestany.
Adresse: Parc Guilhem, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 04 68 08 15 31

Les massages d'Alice

Do you want to regenerate your physical, emotional and mental well-being, while on holiday? Spend an afternoon at this Spa and enjoy different kinds of treatments, such as Thai massage, post-birth massage, a relaxing and harmonizing massage and much more.
Adresse: 16 rue Fontaine Saint Martin, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 06 52167327


If you are the kind of traveller who doesn't feel like sitting back while on holiday, check Deversud out. Here, you can go canoeing in an enchanting setting guided by a professional instructor who will take care of you and make you enjoy the experience no matter your level.
Adresse: 41 Chemin del Vive, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 06 79 67 73 97

L’assiette Catalane

This is one of the best places to try the Catalan style gastronomy at a reasonable price - paella, seafood, and more. The restaurant, serving succulent tapas, offers also a great selection of wines, especially from "Côtes du Roussillon". Set menus are available.
Adresse: 9 rue de la République, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 34 77 62

La Roma

La Roma is highly praised, not only because of the pizzas traditionally cooked with wood fire and the great selection of house wines, but also for the friendly staff and the central location that makes this restaurant a convenient place to stop by for lunch when touring Perpignan.
Adresse: 3, Place François Arago, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 51 62 39
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


L’Arago is a friendly place with good pizza and typical brasserie-style cuisine. You will find this restaurant on Place Arago, upon which you will look while having your meal on the lovely outside terrace during summer time, relaxing and watching the world go by.
Adresse: 1 Place Arago, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 51 81 96
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Café Vienne

Primarily a restaurant, Café de Vienne is also popular for its nice, refreshing terrace on Place d’Arago, ideal for an espresso or refreshing drink. Here you can also enjoy a deliciously fresh and tasty salad, a light meal perfectly suited for the summertime.
Adresse: 3 Place Arago, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 34 80 00

Le Divil

You will find this restaurant with a beautiful location in Perpignan, only three minutes away from the Castillet. This brasserie is usually full of locals and provides a laid back atmosphere. The attentive staff serves high quality fish and meat dishes.
Adresse: 9 rue Fabriqés d'en Nabot, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 34 57 73

Le Napoli

With more than 40 years of experience, the restaurant Napoli, serves mouth-watering Italian cuisine. The food is prepared with quality products and the restaurant team is friendly and extremely service-minded. The comprehensive menu offers something for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.
Adresse: Place de Catalogne, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 51 25 02
Åpningstider: Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 11:30, until midnight during the weekend

La Thailande

Here you can eat as much as you can from the Thai buffet, where the variety of dishes offered is enviable. The staff might not speak perfectly fluent English, but the warm welcome and the tasty food will definitely compensate for it. Children under 90 sm in height eat for free.
Adresse: 1 Chemin de la Fauceille, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 98 73 55
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Les Saisons

Serves French cuisine that is perfectly cooked by the chef Adrien Joly, using almost exclusively fresh and seasonal ingredients. The atmosphere is elegant and slightly formal. This is a great place to have dinner with colleagues, but also friends and family.
Adresse: 6 rue Camille Desmoulins, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 34 50 39

Le Tartard

Unique restaurant in the city, probably the best one to sample tartare and also other kinds of particular dishes such as the "tuna profiterole", accompanied by delicious French fries or vegetables. A must-try place that specializes on tartare, which always constitutes the main course.
Adresse: 6 Rue Sainte-Magdeleine, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 954 38 53 58
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, only lunchtime on Monday

Le Clos des Lys

High quality in terms of cuisine, service and design, this restaurant is perfect for every occasion (couple, family or business dinner). Classy atmosphere outside as well, where there's a romantic fountain just in the centre of the colourful garden.
Adresse: 660 Chemin de la Fauceille, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 56 75 00

Casa Sansa

Wide selection of traditional Catalan dishes are served by the attentive staff in a warm environment that perfectly represents the Catalan culture. Generous portions and affordable prices make it a very popular place, so make sure to book a table, especially during the weekend.
Adresse: 2, rue Fabrique d'en Nadal, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 50 48 01
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm / 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Crêperie du Theatre

In the very centre of Perpignan, there is a charming crêperie where you can spoil yourself with different kinds of sweet or savoury delights (for the eyes and senses) such as the classic crêpe with chocolate or rich salads prepared with fresh, local and ecological ingredients.
Adresse: 12 rue du Théâtre, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 34 29 06
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Le Grand Café de la Poste

This is a popular café where people like to meet not only for the quality of their menu, but also because Le Grand Café de la Poste is housed in a lovely, old building in a prime location. Here you can enjoy a coffee in a friendly Mediterranean atmosphere.
Adresse: Place de Verdun, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 83 87 25
Åpningstider: Daily 7:30am–1am

Grand Café de la Bourse

A popular venue with an elegant interior design and a nice terrace, where people like to sit and relax in the setting Perpignan sun. Furthermore, if you’re hungry, you can get great typical French brasserie-style food, along with an extensive selection of drinks from the bar.
Adresse: 2 Place de la Loge, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 92 70 37
Åpningstider: Mon–Sun 12–2pm, 7–10pm

La Cafetière Catalane

Little, hidden paradise for every coffee-lover, where one is met by a professional and welcoming staff. You can enjoy your coffee there, inside or at the picturesque tables positioned just outside the café. Have a look inside even if only to buy coffee or tea to take home with you.
Adresse: 17 Rue de l'Ange, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 56 10 10
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 8am–6pm

Cafés La Tour

The coffee-enthusiasts will be delighted when paying a visit to Cafés La Tour, located in the north-east area of Perpignan. Here you will find dozens of different kinds of artisan coffee from Guatemala, Peru, Ethiopia, and many other places. Have coffee on the spot or purchase beans to go.
Adresse: 11 Avenue Emile Roudayre, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 61 24 18
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–12:30pm, 2–5:30pm

Place de la Loge

Since many of the bars and venues that are worth a visit for the nightlife are located in the same area, locals usually start their nights out walking around Place de la Loge and enjoying not only the fresh air (especially in the summer), but also the vibrant atmosphere that Perpignan has to offer.
Adresse: Place de la Loge, Perpignan

Habana Bodeguita

Habana Bodeguita offers the best cocktails in town in an exotic atmosphere. This is a great place where you can relax with a tasty Mojito in your hand, dance all night to long latin music, or even take a salsa course. Food is served indoors and at tables outside.
Adresse: 5 Rue des Grandes Fabriques, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 34 11 00
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 6pm–2am

El Boca Boca

El Boca Boca Club is the largest bar club in the centre of Perpignan. Every weekend you can enjoy a great evening here in a very vibrant, lively atmosphere. There is also a patio with an exotic garden where you can relax and chat with friends while sipping on drinks.
Adresse: 1 Rue Antoine Queya, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 51 33 51
Åpningstider: Thu–Sat 11pm–5am

The New Ascot

This music bar located in the heart of the city is the favourite evening venue for jazz lovers. Great local bands play every week, which makes coming here a good way to get to know the local music scene in a friendly yet elegant setting. May get crowded as the night progresses.
Adresse: 12 Impasse des Cardeurs, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 51 01 43

Bus Café

This is a small venue that can be considered not only a restaurant, but also a bar or nightclub. It´s not a particularly large venue, but it's still very popular with locals, and a Djs spin tunes twice a week. Bus Café is a great attraction for techno enthusiasts and cocktail-lovers.
Adresse: 42 Boulevard Georges Clémenceau, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 34 97 15


The wide range of beers with an Irish accent is the main attraction of the Shannon bar. The atmosphere is warm and traditionally Irish and the interior design is adorably rustic. Enjoy a pint of beer or a whiskey at this lively bar located to the north of Perpignan.
Adresse: 3 Rue de l’Incendie, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 35 12 48
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 7:00 pm - 2:00 am


Have a beer or a glass of wine (chosen from the great variety of drinks that you will find on the menu) and listening to some jazz or acoustic guitars sweetly playing (the kind of music always changes, so check the Facebook page before deciding when you want to give Vinochope a try.
Adresse: 26 Rue Mathieu de Dombasle, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 89 91 43
Åpningstider: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Monday) / 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Tuesday - Saturday)

Les Caves Maillol

Wine shop that also sells whiskey, champagnes and much more, staffed with knowledgeable shop assistants. Be consulted on wine pairings and select that perfect bottle to bring back and have with dinner. The shop also holds weekly wine and spirits tastings.
Adresse: 9 Cours Palmarole, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 434 10 36 21
Åpningstider: Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesday - saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Galeries Lafayette

A known French department store on Place de la Résistance, whose four floors of fashion and cosmetics are definitely a place to visit especially during the big sales seasons (January and June). From Armani to Calvin Klein, from Chanel to Clinique - find all your favorite brands under one roof.
Adresse: 1 Place de la Résistance, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 35 26 91
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 7:45 pm, Saturday 9:30 - 8:00 pm

Rue Paratilla

This narrow and picturesque street is one of the most dynamic places in Perpignan. Check out Sala that specializes in the Collioure (a nearby popular coast resort) anchovies, or any of the little and charming aromatic shops, one of the reasons for Perpignan's popularity among visitors.
Adresse: Rue Paratilla, Perpignan

Outdoor Markets

Shopping at outdoor markets is very popular among locals, and is a lively and picturesque affair. You could have a look at the Flea Market, held every Sunday on Avenue Palais des Exposition; the Art Market, every first Saturday on Allées Maillol; the Brocant Market, every Saturday at the same place or, finally, the bio market Marché République that takes place from Tuesday to Sunday at Place de la République.
Adresse: Perpignan

Boutiques around the city center

The best way to enjoy shopping in this city is definitely just wandering around the city centre, without a particular destination, since one of the narrow streets you are likely to wander through on your way might just hide that specialty boutique you've been looking for. For example, rue Sant-Vicens is one of the best places to find the finest pottery, furniture and carpets, while rue des Anges or rue Alsace Lorraine have a series of boutiques like Celini, offering an interesting choice of designer clothing.
Adresse: Perpignan

Auchan Shopping Center

If you need to buy lots of items of different nature, then pay a visit to this shopping centre where you'll enjoy the convenience of having all you may need under one roof. Have a look at well-known chain stores such as Mango, H&M and Sephora and get something to eat at Flunch.
Adresse: Avenue d'Espagne, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 68 10 10
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm

Rivesaltes Airport

Perpignan is served by an international airport, Rivesaltes, located just 7 km north of the city. The cheapest and fastest way to get into the town is the shuttle service with Courriers Catalans (tel: +33 468 55 68 00) that takes approximately 15 minutes. The buses are more or less synchronized with the flights time schedule and you can purchase your bus ticket directly from the bus driver. There is also a taxi rank just outside the terminal, a faster, but more expensive way to get into the city (the trip, in this case, takes about 10 minutes).
Adresse: Avenue Maurice Bellonte, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 52 60 70

Public Transport

The CTPM Bus Company runs an efficient network of public buses and shuttles. If you plan to travel to many places it´s more convenient to get a day pass. You can purchase tickets on board, at almost any press kiosk or at the Galerie Lafayette. In the Old Town, you can use the “P’tit bus” – a free shuttle that makes pick-ups around every 7 minutes, except Sunday and Bank holidays (from 7:45 am to 12:20 pm and from 1:15 pm to 7:40 pm).
Adresse: 150 Chemin de la Poudrière, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 468 61 01 13


Taxi Direct Perpignan +33 468 83 83 83 1 Rue Maurice Archambaud, Perpignan Accueil Perpignan Taxis +33 4 68 35 15 15 52 Rue Maréchal Foch, Perpignan


Stamps are available from any kiosk and newsagent and the mailboxes you will find in Perpignan are yellow, with "La Poste" written on them, in blue. Main Post Office:
Adresse: Quai de Barcelone, Perpignan
Telefon: +33 4 68 51 98 91
Åpningstider: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (Monday) / 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (Tuesday-Friday) / 9:00 am - 12:00 am (Saturday)


Pharmacie De Mailloles 124-125 avenue Victor Dalbiez, Perpignan Tel: +33 468 54 74 88 Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm Pharmacie Lamande 2 Avenue des Baléares, Perpignan +33 4 68 34 32 20 Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm Other pharmacies are listed in local papers.


Country Code: +33 Area code: 04


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