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Welcome to Perpignan


Welcome to Perpignan - the city of "Catalane Culture"


Perpignan is located at the junction between Spain and the Mediterranean, and this fact is the southernmost department of France. Three-quarters of its territory is in Catalonia. Besides the Pyrénées- Orientales are one of the only French department have ski resorts 1h beaches. This region can be proud to possess great advantages: An ancient history, perennial traditions, and a language spoken by 12 million people worldwide culture. Moreover, the department is superb : Sandy beaches, wonderful forests and landscapes, sunny weather and with its several unavoidable monuments, you really have to discover this Catalane city and must take your camera because you will not be disappointed!




Information and Facts


Perpignan has a very interesting nightlife, as there are influences in activities from Spanish and Catalan culture, as well as French influence.Perpignan is a vibrant city. Discos usually open at 11pm. They are mainly concentred in the same areas as the bars. During the summertime the beachfront strip near Canet Plage is very popular with its seasonal venues.There is a pretty good bar and club scene in the city, but the majority of clubs and bars are located on place de la Loge.



Perpignan is a good town for shopping and with inviting storefronts there’s barely time to breathe.You can do some very good shopping in Perpignan if you know where to go. As with most tourist areas, there are plenty of smaller shops that sell smaller trinkets and souvenirs. If you like shopping, you can see a lot of shops near The Castillet.



Perpignan attractions feature a diverse and stunning mix of unique architecture, museums and sights, some dating back centuries and many reflecting the unique Catalan influences of both France and Spain :

- Le Castillet is probably one of the city’s most identifiable landmarks. In fact, the city’s logo features a sketch of it.

- L’Eglise Saint Jacques is worth a visit for its resplendent Catalan alterpieces.

- La Palais des Rois de Majorque who is a stunning example of medieval Catalan architecture.



Standard Time Zone : GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour



Perpignan has a mediterranean climate that is mild with dry, hot summers and moderate seasonality.The average annual temperature is 15.6°C (60.1 °F). On average there are 2560 hours of sunshine per year.


Public transportation

Perpignan has a public transportation system that deals primarily with buses and trains. There are bus routes that run all throughout the city, and they connect to the center of town, Perpignan Airport, and SNCF Railway Station and Gare Routiers.


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