Rich catalan colours adorn the city

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  • Perpignan


From Perpignan the Pyrenees appear almost just behind the city, for this very interesting town is only a few kilometres from the border with Spain. In fact this region shares a common Catalan identity with its neighbours and blends this character with some upmarket and typical French flair. The old town is very pretty and easily walkable - with the impressive medieval Cathédrale du St-Jean as one of the main attractions. Perpignan was once the capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca and the Palace of the Kings, built in 1276, is just to the south of the old town. The coast near Perpignan deserves a mention, especially the stretch towards the Spanish border, which is particularly rugged, with the Pyrenees spectacularly crashing into the sea.

Gaytway Guide to Perpignan

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    • The Palace of the Kings of Mallorca
    • Once upon a time Perpignan was the capital of the kingdom of Mallorca and still today the Royal Palace, built in 1276, towers over the city with impressive might. From here you can enjoy some amazing views towards the city and the coast.

    • Place de la Loge
    • This square houses some of the oldest buildings in the city. The Loge de Mer was once the city’s stock exchange, then a maritime court. Here is also the very beautiful building that is the local Hötel de Ville.

    • The St-Jean Cathedral
    • In the old town is this beautiful church, which dates back to 1324 and was completed in 1509. It is very peculiar for the Provençal wrought-iron bell cage.

    • Collioure, Port Vendres & Banyules-sur-Mer
    • These small towns along the coast south of Perpignan are the last before the border with Spain and are famous for their mix of Catalan and French influences. There are some lovely stretches of rocky coastline and secluded coves, plus a famous dessert/sweet wine to try along the way.

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