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 - a little insight...
History lovers are rewarded by the 'Palace of the Kings of Majorca' (Perpignan's most famous sight), the Loge de Mer (headquarters for maritime trade), the Palais de la Députation, the Town hall boasting Aristide Maillol's masterpiece 'The Mediterranean' at the centre of the courtyard... Not to mention the Castillet, the emblem of the city, (built at the end of the 14th century) which was a small fort and the city gateway and later used as a prison.
Explore Perpignan's strong identity by strolling around the narrow streets, between walls made of bricks and 'cayrous' (pebble stones), or enjoying cool squares.
The new town boasts a series of beautiful squares and avenues shaded with plane trees, mimosas and palm trees. Nevertheless, it retains southern colours which give it the look of a sailing resort, pleasant and lively.
Vauban's gigantic works made Perpignan an impregnable city but today there is hardly anything left from the great engineers works. The expansion of Perpignan at the turn of the 20th century all but demolished the precinct of ramparts which enclosured the town.
Local favourites based on fish include the fish bullinada, flavoured with saffron and cooked with potatoes.
You can't miss the cargolada or small grilled snails. If it is chilly, you can sample the ollada, the popular stew, or the escalivada, a dish of baked vegetables.
Discover the traditional charcuterie including botifarres, small black or white puddings, or fuet, a thin dried sausage and don't forget to taste the desserts: bunyetes, custard doughnuts, brac de gitano, rolled cakes stuffed with cream, coques and not to mention the delicious torrons... Rivesaltes Muscat wine will be the perfect accompaniment...
Other sights in Perpignan:
Le Palais de la Députation
l'Hôtel de Ville
La Loge de Mer (now a fastfood restaurant) !
La Cathédrale Saint-Jean
Eglise Saint- Jacques et les Jardins de la Miranda
La Maison Julia
La Maison Xanxo
Guided visits to the old city:
On tuesdays, at 9:30 upon inscription untill Monday mornings.
From Mondays to Saturdays inclusive with departure at 15:30 from the municipal tourist office, Palais des Congrès, place Armand Lanoux.
Duration of the tour: 2 hours. Tel. 04 68663030
Perpignan by night:
Le Privé, Place Arago, tel. 04 68344605
L'Uba Club, 5, bd Félix Mercader, tel. 04 68340670
Le Napoli, 3bis, Place Catalogne, tel. 04 68355588
Théatre Municipal, Place de la République, tel. 04 68663029
Boitaclous, Marché République, tel. 04 68340748
Tourist information in Perpignan
Office Municipal du Tourisme, Place Armand Lanoux, tel. 04 68663030
Comité Départemental du Tourisme, 7, Quai De Lattre de Tassigny, tel.04 68342994