Perpignan France Tourism
Travel Tourism and Vacation Accommodation information for Perpignan France
Perpignan is a wonderful place for local produce shopping
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Perpignan is one of the sunniest places in France. Especially during Winter. The summer season in Perpignan is delightfully warm, with average temperatures in the low 30’s (°C) in July and August. Perpignan experiences temperatures above 12°C, even during winter. Perpignan Weather click here.
Be sure to view our Perpignan Maps Page where you will find a number of recommended places to visit around Perpignan in the Languedoc Roussillon. Each destination is within easy reach of Perpignan. For a great view of what Perpignan has to offer take a look at our Panorama images taken in and around Perpignan.
Perpignan (Catalan Perpinya; alt. 24 m/80ft; pop. 105,096), the old capital of Roussillon, from 1278 to 1344 capital of the kingdom of Majorca (which included the Balearics, Roussillon, Cerdagne and the coastal region extending east to Montpellier) and now the chief town of the departement of Pyrenees- Orientales.
Near the Spanish frontier at the foot of the Pyrenees, at the junction of the rivers Tet and Basse, some 10km / 6miles from the Mediterranean. Perpignan is undoubtedly one of the most important centres of Catalan culture, Roman and Mediterranean, rich in language, traditions and artistic expressions.
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The Sant Jordi, The Book Day and the Rose.
From Friday, April 4, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This is the time of Sant Jordi and the official launch of the spring. Celebrated annually, this is Catalonia through the feast of Sant Jordi celebrates its Patron Saint.
Services of the Catalan Business offers three weeks of festivities until April 30, with the highlight being the traditional day of Sant Jordi in the city, Saturday, April 26.
Information: 04 68 62 38 82.
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Lots to see and do for all the family during this festive season.
Perpignan France the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales the southern most department of the Languedoc Roussillon. Perpignan is located near the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France and is only about 30kms from the Spain.
Perpignan retains a distinct Spanish flavour as it was once the capital of the kingdom of Majorca and later Catalonias second-largest city after Barcelona. Perpignan’s height was in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the kings of Majorca held their court here. Perpignan France it is a fascinating city to explore.
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You will find plenty to do while in Perpignan while staying in affordable clean, central Perpignan Accommodation visiting wonderful Restaurants and Clubs
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Perpignan’s friendly locals provide a warm welcome to one of the most fascinating areas of Europe, blessed with a wonderful climate, rich wildlife, a spectacular coast, beautiful scenery and astonishing history.
There are many things to see, including mountains, rivers and lakes, ancient cities, towns, villages, thermal springs, abbeys, and cathedrals and castles, notably the famous mountain fortresses popularly known as Cathar Castles.
Friday, April 18, 2014 - From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Illustration Sanch Procession in the heart of Perpignan.
The procession of penitents accompanied by religious songs that is the Sanch Procession falls on the culmination of the celebration of Holy Week .
The origins of the Good Friday procession , called Sanch Procession to Saint Vincent Ferrer was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1416 , following his visit to Perpignan is attributed , was founded in the church of Saint - Jacques , the ' Archconfraternity Sanch ( blood , in French ) . It accompanied the place of execution of prisoners and sentenced to death by the poignant song Miserere.
Their work , along with banners on which were painted the instruments of the Passion, was opened by a Regidor caparutxa ( penitent ) dressed in red, carrying an iron bell . This is the same character , that today 's pace of the bell, and tragic slow procession of Sanch . He succeeds the Misteris , adorned the most beautiful flowers representing the different scenes of the Passion and worn by black women penitents and mantilla . The sound of muffled drums of black crepe , this majestic procession is one of the most moving expressions of Catalan popular piety where the sacred and the profane are present.