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Start with June 23 It is a magnificent launch of the summer season in Perpignan. Friday 23 June 2017 From 20:00 to 23:00 Festa Major: Saint John The Festa Major of Perpignan celebrates its Patron Saint Jean Baptiste. 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. 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. Visit the historic heart of Perpignan! Board the train the visiting the historic center of Perpignan and it's monuments. Commentary in your language, about 40 minutes through the streets of the city. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist of Perpignan Built around 1324 in the style of a three-nave church. In1433 the structure was transformed to a single nave, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, consecrated only in 1509, was erected into a cathedral in 1601. Surprising for its size, it is characteristic of Southern Gothic architecture. A particular architectural style in Catalonia in the fourteenth and fifteenth century. The Church has inherited the Catalan Gothic style, due to its companionship with the Kingdom of Majorca. It has a wide nave (80 meters in length, 18 m wide, and 26 m tall) made of seven cross-vaults, and gimmicks a short transept and apse. The vault offers seven keys. The western veneer was never completed. While being restored in the nineteenth C and twentieth C , the Gothic window of the veneer was reconstructed, as it had long ago been substituted by a straightforward rectangular opening. The veneer likewise offers a porch and clock-tower, which date from the eighteenth century An essential introduction to the rich heritage of Perpignan is a visit to the Tourist Office (Place Arago). 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. Please click on the buttons at the top to navigate our Perpignan Tourist and Travel Information. Here you can read personal blogs by people who have visited Perpignan. You will find plenty to do while in Perpignan while staying in affordable clean, central Perpignan Accommodation visiting wonderful Restaurants and Clubs Friday 23 June 2017 From 20:00 to 23:00 Festa Major: Saint John The Festa Major of Perpignan celebrates its Patron Saint Jean Baptiste. An array of popular Catalan traditions will be honored this year. Between tradition and modernity, this great feast of sharing invites people to celebrate with the traditional celebration of the fires of the Sant Joan, a great spectacle for a magical night: mapping, sound, pyromusical show, songs, dances, Trobades ... in a few words, a program to take your breath away. It is a magnificent launch of the summer season in Perpignan. FREE