Perpignan is in the department of the Pyrénées-Orientales which has a population of 392,803 covering an area of 4,116 km². Situated within the region of Languedoc-Roussillon, the region has a population of 2,295,648 covering an area of 27,376 km²
The capital of the Region is Montpellier, Perpignan has a local population of 117,905
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Perpignan Airport is located 4.5 miles from the city and serviced by many UK and French airlines.
Perpignan is situated on the eastern slopes of the Pyrenees just 30kms north of the Spanish border and is the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales the southern most department of the Languedoc Roussillon.
Perpignan is on the Mediterranean Coast and retains a distinct Spanish flavour, the town is more Catalan than French and blends perfectly the best of both cultures.
It was once the capital of the kingdom of Majorca and later Catalonias second largest city, the largest being Barcelona.
Perpignan’s hay day was in the 13th and 14th centuries when the kings of Majorca held court here. Today it is a bustling market town with some of the warmest tempauratures in France, July and August often reach 30+ deg C, it is a fascinating city to explore.
Perpignan is a great place to eat with plenty of reasonably priced restaurants. This is the town to enjoy escargots, these Catalan-style snails come soaked in garlic. Also try the salted smoked hams, stuffed sausages and nougat, all regional and delicious.