Perpignan France

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Maison de la Catalanite
Address: 11, rue du Bastion Saint-Dominique
Phone: 33 (0) 4 68 08 29 30
After many months of work, this beautiful building which in its time welcomed the departmental archives just re-open.
Completely renovated, the building of the House of Catalanity, culture and heritage, dedicated to the Catalan culture.
Perpignan Maison de la Catalanite

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Museum of Northern Catalan History
Address: Place de Verdun Castile
Phone: 33 (0) 4 68 35 42 05
Museum presenting the history of northern Catalonia. Access to the top is possible overlooking the historical center.
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday
Free for children under 18.
Visits languages : Catalan, English, Spanish
Individual tours - tours on request.
Group visits - tours on request.

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Musee Des Beaux Arts Hyacinthe Rigaud
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Hyacinthe Rigaud
Address: 16, rue de l'Ange
Phone: 33 (0) 4 68 35 43 40
Located in a mansion of the eighteenth century, its collections are representative of art and culture of the department, from the twelfth century to the present: ceramic metallic luster Catalan, Catalan Gothic altarpieces, works by Hyacinthe Rigaud, Maillol, Dufy, Picasso, Clave, Grau-Garriga and Miro. Also included is a collection of 210 works of contemporary artists (such permanent exhibits will be open to the public only from late 2011).
From 31/12/2010 to 31/12/2011, open from 10:30 to 18:00
Closed on Monday
Closed on May 1, July 14, December 25 and January 1, 2012.
Perpignan Musee Beaux Arts

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The Lime Tree villa, designed by the architect Dorph Viggo-Petersen, houses the museum of coins and medals Joseph Puig. This museum brings together a unique collection of ancient and modern coins and coin collections of the Catalan Roussillon region. It also includes a specialized library open by appointment. Address:  42, avenue de Grande Bretagne
Téléphone:  33 (0)4 68 62 37 64
Fax:  33 (0)4 68 34 76 55

From 03/01/2011 to 31/12/2011, open from 09:30 to 18:00
Opening days: Wednesday - Saturday
Home groups, researchers and students from Tuesday to Friday by appointment.
Closed on 1st and May 8, July 14, Aug. 15, December 25 and January 1, 2012.
Open on Easter Monday (April 25), the Ascension Day (June 2), the day of Pentecost (June 12).

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Museum D’Histoire Naturelle
12, rue Fontaine Neuve
Phone: 33 (0) 4 68 66 33 68
Fax: 33 (0) 4 68 66 37 66
http://www.mediterranees.net/museum/index.html
The museum has 350 square feet of permanent exhibition - animals depleted or missing in the Pyrenees-Orientales, resident and migratory birds, crows, owls and butterflies, large mammals, Pyrenean fauna, invertebrates (arthropods) and coralline, minerals, crocodiles, ethnological Pacific and Africa, as well as the Egyptian mummy in its sarcophagus XXIII dynasty offered in 1847 by Ibrahim Pasha after a spa treatment in Vernet-les-Bains.
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
closed on Sunday - Holidays
Closed on May 1, July 14, 25 December and 1 January 2012

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The HOTEL DE VILLE (Town Hall), Place de la Loge. Built in several stages in the XIII, XVI and XVII centuries. It is recognisable by its Catalan architecture and its broad metal gates. In the patio can be discovered a masterpiece by MAILLOL:
The PALAIS DE LA DEPUTATION, (Palais of the Deputation), Place de la Loge. Built within the XV century, the Palace of the Deputation is adjoining the Town Hall.
The LOGE DE LA MER (Loge of the Sea), Place de la Loge. Formerly a financial exchange, it then became the centre of the consular jurisdiction. Built in 1397, it still has its climate vane which can be adored on the corner of the building.
SAINT DOMINIQUE’S CHAPEL, rue Rabelais. Built in the XIII century, its architecture is both Gothic and Romanesque. A fire devastated its monastery in the XVI century. Its reconstruction took place in 1790 thanks to Pope CLEMENT. The town acquired the chapel in 1976.
SAINT-JEAN's CATHEDRAL, place Gambetta. Built in 1324 and transformed in 1433, the SAINT-JEAN collegiate only became a cathedral in 1601.
SAINT-JACQUES' CHURCH, rue de la Miranda. Building began in the XIV century and finished in the XVIII century. There are some beautiful reredos in the Catalan style.
SAINTE-MARIE DE LA REAL CHURCH, 2 rue la Real. It was the church of the regal district.
LA MAISON DE LA MAIN DE FER (the House of the Iron Hand), rue de la Main de Fer. Situated beside Saint-Jean's Cathedral, the House of the Iron Hand was constructed in 1509 by a Perpignan boat proprietor by the title of Bernard XANCHO.
THE HOUSE IN THEATRE STREET, 7 rue du Theatre. This is an dignified dwelling in the Renaissance method constructed at the end of the XVI century.
THE HOUSE OF JULIA, rue Fabrique Nabot. This personal dwelling has been amazingly preserved.
THE PALAIS DES CORTS (the Palace of the Corts), place des Orfèvres. Currently the head agency of the Red Cross, this very vintage Court of Justice is made up of an dignified gallery constructed at the beginning of the XV century by a Norman architect : Raoul VAUTER.
THE RUE DES MARCHANDS (Merchants' Street) Formerly a wholesalers' street, it has preserved most of its XIII and XV century houses with their canopies.
THE PALAIS DES ROIS DE MAJORQUE (Palace of the Majorcan Kings), rue des Archers. Built in 1276 at the heart of the Citadel, this marvellous monument shows the prosperity of the period. Its architecture is remarkable. An unavoidable visit! Information - phone: 04 68 34 48 39. Open every day : Summer 10 am to 6 pm. Winter : 9 am to 5.
THE CASTILLET. Built with red bricks during 1368, the Castillet was the northern defence of the town ahead of becoming a state prison within 1476, during the former French occupation. The leaders of the "MIQUELETS" (from the Conflent and the Vallespir) were jailed here by authority of the King of France, LOUIS XIV after profound disagreements.
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