Perpignan France Tourism
Travel Tourism and Vacation Accommodation information for Perpignan France
Perpignan is a wonderful place to do your Christmas shopping
Name Brands. Catalan Produce. Wine. Cheese. Restaurants.
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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Perpignan comes alive at Christmas with the whole town dazzling under Christmas lights.
You will find Markets selling wonderful goodies for all the family, gift shops, name brand shops. At the end of a long day some wonderful Catalan cuisine and French wine.
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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
WALKS OF SUNDAY December 2013
Description of the tour:
The Tourist Office offers a range of unusual walks every Sunday.
Sunday 1 December 2013 at 14:00
- Workshop-mode to the Romantic Era
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:00
- The Christmas and the tradition of Pessebres. Look at the collections of the museum center.
Sunday, December 15 at 10:30
- DESTINATION CHRISTMAS! Merry Christmas Heritage and Museums
Sunday, December 22 at 14h, 14h30 15h, 1530, 4:30 p.m.
- Walk bubble around Maillol ...
Sunday, December 29 at 10:00
Location of visit: Perpignan
Type of route: Walking
Number of persons (min): 1
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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.
Respected Travel writer Robert La Bua has the following to say about his time in Perpignan France.
"The Real France still exists, you just have to know where to find it.
Very noticeable is just how affordable a stay in this part of France can be.
People come for the relaxed pace, balmy climate, and convivial atmosphere.
The appeal of Mediterranean life as it used to be."
To read his entire Perpignan review click here.
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Open to the public
9 am to 7:30 p.m.
Admission 2 €
December 14 evening from 20h to 2h
Panoramic space Palais des Congrès